When the trailer for “Jackass Forever” was released, fans were stunned to realize that one of the show’s merry pranksters was missing. Bam Margera was such a popular member of the MTV show’s cast that he went on to have his own spin-off series, “Viva La Bam,” which ran for five seasons on MTV and made Margera’s family pop culture touchstones, specifically his father Phil and his late uncle Don Vito. Margera’s first wedding and marriage was even covered by MTV’s cameras for “Bam’s Unholy Union.” He followed up that with “Bam’s World Domination,” which aired on Spike TV. He’s made a number of appearances on other reality shows while dealing with a tumultuous personal life.
Now, Margera has filed a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures, MTV Networks, Jeff Tremaine (the film’s director), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass’ co-creator and star), Spike Jonze, and others related to the production of “Jackass Forever.” What does the lawsuit state, and why is he suing Paramount Pictures?