Johnny Knoxville responds to Bam Margera's Jackass 4 accusations

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Photo credit: @johnnyknoxville - Instagram
Photo credit: @johnnyknoxville - Instagram

Jackass star Johnny Knoxville has addressed the controversy surrounding co-star Bam Margera, who was due to appear in the fourth movie before plans were changed.

Margera, who has been in and out of rehab over the years, claimed that he had been fired for breaching his contract in February. He alleged that the movie studio, Paramount, forced him to take antidepressants (per New York Post) and also called for fans to boycott the movie.

Earlier this week, TMZ reported that director Jeff Tremaine has filed a restraining order against him.

Digital Spy has reached out to Paramount for comment.

Photo credit: @johnnyknoxville - Instagram
Photo credit: @johnnyknoxville - Instagram

Related: Jackass – Where are Bam Margera, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O et al now?

Speaking to GQ, Knoxville addressed Margera's departure, stating: "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. I don’t want to get into a public back-and-forth with Bam. I just want him to get better."

The same publication also spoke to Margera, who reiterated that he had been fired, and stated: "It hurts my heart, because I've waited 10 years for this."

Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

Jackass 4, due for release on October 22 this year, will star Knoxville, Steve-O, Dave England and many other cast members.

You can find out what the cast have been up to in the intervening years since Jackass 3D's release in 2010 right here. The upcoming film is reported to be the final entry in the series.

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