June 3, 2023

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — “Jackass” star Bam Margera surrendered to Pennsylvania state police Thursday morning for allegedly punching his brother during an altercation four days earlier at their suburban Philadelphia home.

Margera was charged and pleaded not guilty, according to his lawyer, Michael van der Veen. “The wild rumors about his behavior this week are absolutely false. He is in good health and in a good mood,” Van der Veen said in a written statement.

According to court records, Margera was released on $50,000 bail. According to his bail conditions, he is not allowed to have contact with his brother, father or two other people who were in the house at the time. Margera also has to stay out of the house.

State police have said they were called to the Chester County home in response to a reported domestic disturbance Sunday morning. Margera’s brother, Jesse Margera, told police that during a later confrontation in the kitchen, Bam kicked Margera on his locked bedroom door and then punched him in the eyes, nose and ears, court documents show.

Jesse Margera said he also found a threatening handwritten note signed “Bam,” a police statement said.

Bam Margera, who also starred in the MTV reality series “Viva La Bam,” ran from the house through dense woods before troopers got there, the affidavit said.

He was charged with simple assault, harassment and four counts of terrorist threat.

After his arraignment, a post on Margera’s Instagram account said, “Everything went well and the false allegations of what my brother is saying are not true and he will be sued for libel and will soon be kicked out of castle bam.”

His next court date is May 25.