‘Jackass’ Co-Star Bam Margera Feels Betrayed By Jeff Tremaine & Johnny Knoxville
Jackass co-star Bam Margera is claiming that his Jackass cast mates have been treating him poorly.
Margera is currently in Florida and was kicked off set after breaking his contract to film the movie Jackass 4. Filming the movie required him to remain sober, take drug tests and use breathalyzers to prove his sobriety, meet with a psychologist and take medication.
Margera claims he was prevented from joining his cast mates in shooting the film due to his struggle with substance abuse and other legal issues.
“My family – Jackass – has betrayed me, rejected me, abandoned me,” he said. “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 … done everything horrible to me and made me jump on hoops and walk through eggshells – which is impossible – and strung me around like a … puppet to get the $5 million I usually get when I make a movie with them because Jeff Tremaine and CKY has started it.”
While filming, Margera claimed that he had been seeking help to treat his manic bipolar disorder and had opened up about his mental illness in the past.
Steve-O responded to the actor’s comments by saying that Knoxville and Tremaine once saved his life and that their intentions are good because they are trying to help Margera recover.
“The two people you’re saying wronged you are the same two people who organized the intervention which saved my life,” said Steve-O, referring to Knoxville and Tremaine. “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 much as we all say we do, but nobody who really loves you enable you or encourage you to stay sick.”