Former Jackass star Bam Margera has revealed he was ‘raped’ by a fan while on tour with Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom HuckJam.
Talking on a podcast, the pro-skateboarder recalled the alleged encounter which took place in Arizona while he was drunk on whiskey while partying with Jackass co-star Brandon Novak.
Bam said while he was asleep, Novak told the woman where Bam was and told her to ‘have at it’.
Watch the clip of Bam talking on the Nine Club With Chris Roberts here:
Bam allegedly woke up to the woman having sex with him and telling him she loved him.
I’m like: ‘Who are you? Get the f**k out, like get away, what just happened?’
Roberts is heard interrupting and says ‘you got raped’.
When anybody says a guy can’t get raped by a girl, that’s false, because it happened to me.
Margera seemingly laughs it off but it’s a serious subject, with other entertainers sharing similar stories of sexual abuse.
Bam has been speaking to the media as he returns to skateboarding.
Photographer Terry Richardson and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have been accused by multiple sources of sexual misconduct, as has Kevin Spacey, among others.
The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, says:
Sexual assault can happen to anyone, no matter your age, your sexual orientation, or your gender identity.
Men and boys who have been sexually assaulted or abused may have many of the same feelings and reactions as other survivors of sexual assault, but they may also face some additional challenges because of social attitudes and stereotypes about men and masculinity.
Watch Bam in a promotional video for brand Element:
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The 38-year-old has been away from the limelight for some time and recently admitted to battling alcoholism and drug abuse following the untimely death of his best friend Ryan Dunn in 2011.
While already supposedly a big drinker and drug-taker Bam fell into a downward spiral behind closed doors.
For five years he remained focused on getting back to health, however, since getting clean, the pro-skater is back doing what he loves the most – besides performing ridiculous stunts – skateboarding.
Recently, he was back on the scene with prominent skateboard brand Element, launching his own brand of personalised decks, something he’d done years before.
Element announced his return with a heartfelt press statement:
Bam’s natural talent on a skateboard and hilarious on-screen antics thrust him into the spotlight at a young age, making him one of the most popular and fun-to-watch skateboarders in the world.
As his media career took off, millions of people around the world were exposed to skateboarding for the first time – with his larger-than-life personality inspiring an entire generation of kids to go skate.
There are rumours circulating of a potential Jackass comeback after Johnny Knoxville posted a photo of himself with Bam and co-star Wee Man, who hadn’t been together in almost seven years.
If you’ve been affected by sexual abuse, you can contact Rape Crisis on 0808 802 9999.