Jackass star Bam Margera denies hitting brother in court
“Jackass” star Bam Margera surrendered to Pennsylvania State Police Thursday morning for allegedly beating his brother during an altercation four days earlier at their home in suburban Philadelphia.
Margera was charged and pleaded not guilty, according to his attorney, Michael van der Veen. “The wild rumors about his behavior this week are dead wrong. He is in good health and in good spirits,” van der Veen said in a written statement.
According to court records, Margera was released on unsecured bail of $50,000. According to his bail conditions, he had no contact with his brother, father or two other people who were in the house at the time. Margera also has to stay away from the house.
State police said they were called to the Chester County home in response to a reported trespassing sunday morning Margera’s brother, Jesse Margera, told police Bam Margera punched and kicked his locked bedroom door and then punched him in the eye, nose and ear in a later altercation in the kitchen, according to court documents.
Jesse Margera said he also found a handwritten threatening note signed “Bam,” according to a police affidavit.
Bam Margera, who also starred in the MTV reality series Viva La Bam, ran from the home through thick woods before the soldiers got there, the affidavit said.
He was charged with simple assault, harassment and four counts of making a terrorist threat.
Following his arraignment, a post on Margera’s Instagram account said: “Everything was going great and the false allegations about what my brother is saying is not true and he will be sued for defamation and sooner or later evicted from Castle Bam.”
His next court date is May 25th.