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Bam Margera was forced into rehab last month after he allegedly attacked a woman in his hotel room while on cocaine, Page Six has exclusively learned.
A 911 call we obtained from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reveals shocking new details about the Sept. 26 incident that resulted in the “Jackass” star, 42, going into a treatment center – and it’s a far cry from the story Margera told TMZ about “holding a drink at a casino.”
“They’re doing cocaine in the room,” the caller, who claims he was there for a “pick-up order,” alleged to the dispatcher, without disclosing which individuals specifically were doing drugs.
Then referencing Margera’s alleged victim, the caller claimed, “He attacked her, grabbed her breast, and she said she thinks he tore her implant.”
The unidentified man claimed there were two women in the room with Margera at the time he placed the call around 8:36 a.m. local time – an alleged prostitute, and a woman he referred to as Margera’s alleged “minder,” which is a person whose job it is to look after someone.
The caller indicated to police that at the time of the 911 call, he had not seen Margera “yet today.” The alleged “minder” filled him in on the allegations, he said.
The caller described the alleged victim – whose name will not be disclosed out of discretion – as a white woman in her 50s or early 60s. It’s unclear from the call, however, which woman the man was referring to.
Bam Margera was accused of attacking a woman in a hotel room.
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The dispatcher at one point asked the caller whether the victim needed a paramedic, to which the caller replied, “I don’t know yet.”
When asked if Margera was under the influence, the caller said, “Absolutely, there’s no question about it,” noting again the alleged cocaine use and further claiming, “He’s really highly intoxicated.”
The concerned caller also alleged that there were some mental health issues that contributed to the incident, stating, “He’s in severe psychosis, I believe.”
“He’s been diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic, he’s been diagnosed as Bipolar, he’s got a long history of mental illness,” the man added, alleging, “He’s escaped from three treatment centers in the last two months.”
“That’s why there’s all these people trying to reel him back in,” the caller stated.
Amid the new allegations, a rep for Margera released a statement to Page Six.
“The initial reports of Bam Margera’s arrest were reasonably correct. The 911 call is demonstrably and utterly false. Bam was with his aunt in the hotel room. She is a 65-year-old woman, who is clean and sober,” Margera’s rep claims in the statement. “The police escorted Bam back to rehab and made no charges whatsoever against him, which demonstrates that the caller who made this claim made a false statement to police.”
The statement continued, “The allegations are likely made by people who have an ax to grind against Bam in his lawsuit against Paramount. There are multi-million dollars at stake because of the abuse Bam faced at the hands of Paramount, and his supposed friends Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine and others. We are investigating these false allegations and false statements made in the police report, and are considering taking action as we learn more against the perpetrator of this false and defamatory report.”
Bam Margera faces new allegations.
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After police were dispatched to the Don CeSar hotel for the Sept. 26 incident following an “emotional disturbance” call, officers found Margera had an “an ex parte order, which is a judge’s order for court-ordered rehabilitation,” Page Six previously learned.
“When deputies arrived, they were informed that Mr. Margera had an ex parte order,” a department spokesperson told us on Sept. 28. “Those are taken out by a third party on behalf of the person.”
The transfer to the rehab center was not considered an arrest, and no criminal charges were filed.
About a week later, Margera told TMZ that police were called after a loved one allegedly saw a picture of him holding what appeared to be a drink at a casino in Florida. He also claimed he was serving a two-month stint in rehab because he wanted to work on himself so he can see his son and get back to filming.
Margera has previously been open about his mental health struggles in the past.
He revealed in a September 2019 Instagram post that he had been “officially diagnosed with manic bipolar” disorder.
His mother, April Margera, told Entertainment Tonight in August 2019 after his trespassing arrest, “We just want him to get better and to go back to rehab. He obviously is in some kind of psychosis, and he needs help and it’s obvious to everybody that he’s just not OK right now.”
“He hits a wall where he just goes into a bit of a psychotic meltdown and just kind of wigs out,” she added. “This is the pattern that we’re seeing and we just have to get past this and he needs to comply with everything they’re [medical professionals] saying.”
More recently, Bam has been in a public dispute with the “Jackass 4” producers (including Knoxville, Jonze, and Tremaine), whom the stuntman alleged forced him to go to a drug rehab facility before shooting the film.
“I went there thinking I was going to do 30 days, but they insisted that I do 90 days,” Bam told TMZ in April, adding that it was “torture.”