The wife Bam Margera is considering filing for a restraining order for the sake of their child after he was arrested for public intoxication in Burbank on Wednesday.
The 43-year-old troubled Jackass star’s wife Nikki Margera is looking into filing for legal protection against him after his latest brush with the law according to TMZ on Friday.
A source told the publication that she hopes to make the legal filing so it would protect her and their five-year-old son Phoenix.
She told the site that the incident on Wednesday ‘was scary for me and even more scary for Phoenix,’ adding that it was a shame as ‘the visitation that Bam had with Phoenix the prior day in Hollywood went reasonably well.’
Nikki claimed her famous husand had arrived at the restaurant on Wednesday intoxicated and belligerent as she explained: ‘This is the umpteenth time that Bam takes one step forward and ten steps back.’
Tough times: The wife Bam Margera – Nikki Margera – is considering filing for a restraining order for the sake of their child after he was arrested for public intoxication in Burbank on Wednesday according to TMZ; the pair are seen in January 2013
Her attorney David Glass told TMZ that they had been trying to work with Bam on setting up regular visitation for their child but as it is contingent on him staying sober and treating Nikki with respect it hasn’t quite happened.
This comes after the former television personality — who has dealt with substance abuse issues and violent behavior in recent years — got into an argument with a woman at the restaurant, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
The police were reportedly called around 3:45 p.m. to a Thai restaurant, and Margera was allegedly in a shouting match with the woman that continued to escalate after the officers arrived.
Despite the intervention from police, Margera allegedly couldn’t get himself under control, so he was arrested and booked for misdemeanor public intoxication.
In video of the confrontation filmed by the comedian Evan Breen, the former pro skateboarder could be seen going back into the restaurant and then out of it again after police had arrived.
At an officer’s request, he sat down on the ground in the parking lot, and although his conversation with the officer couldn’t be heard, he waved his arms about and gesticulated wildly.
The arrest may have been preceded by some kind of family drama, as Margera’s estranged wife Nikki Boyd and their five-year-old child Phoenix were both in the restaurant, according to a witness on the scene.
However, police didn’t clarify if he was arguing with his ex, or if it was another woman.
Family first: A source told the publication that she hopes to make the legal filing so it would protect her and their five-year-old son Phoenix
Legal trouble: Bam was arrested at a restaurant in Burbank on Wednesday after a confrontation with a woman, law enforcement sources told TMZ; pictured in 2019
Out of control: Margera was allegedly shouting at the woman, which escalated even after police had arrived to try to subdue him
The sources added that Margera will be forced to pay $500 to be released early on bail, unless he opts to stay behind bars until sobering up.
The Jackass star’s public controversies escalated earlier this month when he was arrested on domestic violence charges.
The Viva La Bam star was arrested after police responded to a home in Escondido, California, where a woman claimed that he had kicked her, according to TMZ.
The alleged victim was not named, but she is reportedly Margera’s current girlfriend, and not his ex.
He was released on $50,000 bail, though the local District Attorney said charges would not be filed against him.
After Margera quickly posted bail, Boyd’s attorney claimed that he had not supported her for two months, leaving her with ‘no car, no money,’ and eviction looming.
Family affair: Margera’s estranged wife Nikki Boyd (pictured) and five-year-old son Phoenix were at the restaurant, but it’s unknown if she was the woman he was shouting at; seen in 2013
Deeper in trouble: The Jackass star was arrested early this month on domestic violence charges for allegedly kicking a woman, though it was his new girlfriend and not his ex
Over the top: Last week, he revealed that he got his son’s name tattooed on his face in Arabic as a reminder to Boyd that ‘she is breaking my heart by not letting me see him’
She filed for divorce from Margera in February of this year after claiming that he was not sober during a visit with his son.
She has requested legal and physical custody of Pheonix, though she says Margera should still be allowed to have supervised visits with his son in the Los Angeles area.
The Jackass star tried to show his commitment to Phoenix last week by taking the extreme step of tattooing his son’s name on his face in Arabic.
‘I miss Phoenix the wolf so much I had to to get his name tattooed on my f***in face to remind Nikki she is breaking my heart by not letting me see him,’ he claimed on Instagram.
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