Jackass director Jeff Tremaine has been granted a restraining order against former cast member Bam Margera following a series death threats over the span of "months," says a report on Page Six.
Tremaine claims Margera sent him disturbing text messages alluding to him killing Tremaine as well as his family.
“Look at your children and grab your pocket book and write a check, if you are greedy, and cheap, look at your children again. If you don‘t sign the paper, look at you children. Sign your stupid [expletive] contract before your not safe anywhere," read one of the texts, obtained by TMZ.
Margera was initially part of the filming of the upcoming Jackass 4 movie, but his substance abuse became a serious issue with the filming team and movie studio. He was ordered to participate in a strict regime in order to remain in the film but allegedly failed to meet the studio's demands.
Margera took to Instagram to tell his side of the story back in April after being fired in February.
"My family –Jackass, has betrayed me, rejected me, abandoned me. Not all of them. I love all of them and they love me back... But specifically Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville. So I feel like my family has [expletive] done everything horrible to me and made me jump on hoops and walk through eggshells, which is impossible, and strung me along like a [expletive] puppet to get the $5 million I usually get when I make a movie with them because Jeff Tremaine and CKY has started it.”
Steve-O commented on the situation: "The two people you’re saying wronged you (Knoxville and Tremaine) are the same two people who organized the intervention which saved my life. Everyone bent over backwards to get you in the movie, and all you had to do was not get loaded. You’ve continued to get loaded, it’s that simple. We all love you every bit as much as we all say we do, but nobody who really loves you can enable you or encourage you to stay sick.