Following attempts to have the case dismissed, Bam Margera’s claims against the Jackass crew will be heard in court, it seems.

Most of the Jackass crew are returning for one more bout of crazy stunts and juvenile misadventure as the Jackass movie series draws to a close with Jackass Forever. That film’s due in cinemas next year.

Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey and Preston Lacy are all back, although one star who won’t be returning is Bam Margera, who was reportedly fired by Paramount due to his erratic lifestyle in the last couple of years.

Margera has taken issue with that firing, and the refusal of the film’s producers to compensate him with what he believes he is entitled to from the film. With today’s ruling, Margera’s case just took a big step towards a successful resolution, meaning that all attempts to stop the case from proceeding have failed.

Should Margera’s case go on to be successful, it’s possible that the release of the film could even be affected, suggesting that, as with most cases of this nature, Paramount may now look to settle with the former Jackass star. At the time of filing the lawsuit, Margera said “I am p*ssed-off, angry, hurt, and shattered that Johnny (Knoxville), Jeff (Tremaine), Spike (Jonze) and the studios and producers ripped off my creativity, content, and stunts to make this movie, fired me without justification, and refuse to pay for my work; I created this franchise before any of these guys ever got involved. My lawsuit isn’t just about compensation. It’s about treating people with mental health and addiction issues in an honest manner and not taking advantage of their disabilities to rip them off.”

Margera’s decision to contest what he calls a ‘rip off’ has now taken a sizeable step forward, then. We’ll let you know how this story unfolds, as we hear more.

The case continues.

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