Former “Jackass” star Bam Margera surrendered to Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday, April 27, for allegedly assaulting his brother, Jesse Margera, during a domestic altercation. According to court documents, Jesse reported that Bam kicked and pounded on his bedroom door before punching him in the eye, nose, and ear during a confrontation in the kitchen.
Bam was charged with simple assault, harassment, and four counts of terroristic threats but pleaded not guilty in his arraignment. He was later released on $50,000 unsecured bail but barred from contacting his brother, father, or two other people who were present in the house during the altercation. Additionally, he is prohibited from returning to the house.
Despite the allegations, Bam’s lawyer, Michael van der Veen, issued a statement denying the rumors about his client’s behavior. He stated, “The wild rumors regarding his behavior this week are absolutely false. He is in good health and good spirits.” After his arraignment, Bam took to Instagram to share a post saying that his brother’s allegations were false, and that he would sue him for defamation.
The incident has sparked interest among fans of the “Jackass” franchise, who remember Bam as a wild and unpredictable daredevil. Margera rose to fame in the early 2000s with the MTV reality series “Viva La Bam,” which followed him and his friends on various stunts and pranks. The show became a cult classic, and Margera’s popularity led to him appearing in several “Jackass” movies and spin-off series.
Despite the success, Bam’s personal life has been tumultuous in recent years, with struggles with addiction and mental health. He has been in and out of rehab and had public feuds with friends and family. Margera’s next court date is set for May 25, and the case has yet to be resolved.