Bam Margera, a longtime cast member of Jackass, has sued Paramount Pictures, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze after he was fired during the filming of the upcoming Jackass Forever movie.
Margera claims he was forced to sign a "wellness agreement" while he was in rehab in 2019 in order to take part in the film and was fired for breaking it.
Variety reports that "Margera was fired after testing positive for Adderall, even though he has taken Adderall by prescription for 10 years" and that "he has been victimized as a result of his mental health issues."
The Hollywood Reporter says they saw details about the "wellness agreement" and that it stipulated that Margera could be fired if he did not "blow into a breathalyzer three times a day, submit to a urinalysis twice a week, have his hair follicles tested on a regular basis, and take pills every morning while on a FaceTime call with a doctor hired by Paramount."
The lawsuit filed by Margera says "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."
"One of the numerous drug tests Margera was forced to submit to demonstrated that he was taking prescription Adderall. Defendants knew full well that Margera had to take Adderall to treat his attention deficit disorder. He had been on this medication for several years. But all of this notwithstanding, and without even giving Margera an opportunity to explain, Paramount fired him."
Neither Paramount, Tremaine, or Jonze have publicly spoken about Margera's firing, but Knoxville has spoken briefly about it, saying he hopes Margera gets better and did not want to "get into a public back-and-forth" with him. "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."