Throughout his unusual career, Bam Margera has taken all sorts of abuse to his head, arms, legs and testicles. But up until early Saturday morning (June 12), he had never been beaten with a bat wielded by a 59-year-old woman.
Margera, the skateboarder and breakout star of “Jackass” and “Viva La Bam” on MTV, was assaulted early Saturday morning following a noise complaint at The Note, the bar that Margera owns in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Ray, who lives on the same block as the bar, attacked Margera with a bat at around 2 a.m. on Saturday.
She was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and two counts of reckless endangerment. She posted $10,000 bail shortly after her arrest.
Ray professed her innocence to the Philadelphia Daily News, claiming that Margera used racial slurs during their initial argument about the noise. “He called me the n-word,” she said. “I’m innocent, and he’s a jackass, just like his movies.”
Margera’s mother April (who audiences got to know well on “Viva La Bam”) suggested that this wasn’t the first time her son had an altercation with Ray. “She hit him over the head with a baseball bat, and she hit him while he was walking to his car,” she said, though she was not actually a witness to the incident. “There was no fight. She’s just crazy and gives him a hard time all the time.”
Margera was taken via ambulance to Chester County Hospital and treated for his injuries. “Jackass” co-star Steve-O told TMZ that Margera had been brought into the intensive care unit of the hospital and was released a few hours later. “I think he’s gonna be OK,” Steve-O told TMZ.
Upon exiting the hospital, Margera hopped on a plane to meet with the rest of the cast of “Jackass 3-D,” which is scheduled to hit theaters this October.