Bam Margera compares himself to Britney Spears as he sues Jackass creators

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Bam Margera is suing the creators of Jackass after being fired from the fourth movie.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the ex-skater has filed complaints against Johnny Knoxville, producer Spike Jonze, Paramount Pictures, and MTV Networks.

Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming movie in the video below:

The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, August 9, states that Margera was fired from the upcoming feature Jackass Forever after failing a drug test.

Likening his situation to Britney Spears' conservatorship, Margera stated that the movie's producers violated his civil rights when they forced him to sign a so-called "Wellness Agreement."

The Wellness Agreement permitted the producers to terminate his contract if he didn't blow into a breathalyzer three times a day, submit to a urinalysis twice a week, have his hair follicles tested, and take pills every morning while on a FaceTime call with a doctor.

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Margera's attorney Eric George further alleged that the star only failed his drugs test due to the fact that he has been taking the prescription medication Adderall to treat his ADHD.

The complaint goes on: "Margera did not slip up. He followed the provisions of the Wellness Agreement to a tee, at great personal cost.

"Defendants' treatment of Margera exacerbated his mental health issues and led to suicidal thoughts. But still, Margera persevered - only to have the rug pulled out from under him."

Margera also asserts that he is the true creator of Jackass, due to numerous early skits and stunts being pulled from his late 90s VHS series Camp Kill Yourself.

In a May interview with GQ on the subject of Jackass Forever, stuntman and actor Knoxville spoke about how the production was attempting to manage Margera's addiction.

He stated: "We want Bam to be happy and healthy and get the help he needs. We tried to push that along. I think that's all I really want to say about it."

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Bam Margera compares himself to Britney Spears as he sues Jackass creators

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By VT

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Bam Margera is suing the creators of Jackass after being fired from the fourth movie.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the ex-skater has filed complaints against Johnny Knoxville, producer Spike Jonze, Paramount Pictures, and MTV Networks.

Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming movie in the video below:

The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, August 9, states that Margera was fired from the upcoming feature Jackass Forever after failing a drug test.

Likening his situation to Britney Spears' conservatorship, Margera stated that the movie's producers violated his civil rights when they forced him to sign a so-called "Wellness Agreement."

The Wellness Agreement permitted the producers to terminate his contract if he didn't blow into a breathalyzer three times a day, submit to a urinalysis twice a week, have his hair follicles tested, and take pills every morning while on a FaceTime call with a doctor.

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Credit: Jennifer Graylock / Alamy

Margera's attorney Eric George further alleged that the star only failed his drugs test due to the fact that he has been taking the prescription medication Adderall to treat his ADHD.

The complaint goes on: "Margera did not slip up. He followed the provisions of the Wellness Agreement to a tee, at great personal cost.

"Defendants' treatment of Margera exacerbated his mental health issues and led to suicidal thoughts. But still, Margera persevered - only to have the rug pulled out from under him."

Margera also asserts that he is the true creator of Jackass, due to numerous early skits and stunts being pulled from his late 90s VHS series Camp Kill Yourself.

In a May interview with GQ on the subject of Jackass Forever, stuntman and actor Knoxville spoke about how the production was attempting to manage Margera's addiction.

He stated: "We want Bam to be happy and healthy and get the help he needs. We tried to push that along. I think that's all I really want to say about it."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/UPI