“I didn’t harass any girls, I just wanted to meet Leon Hill,” says musician and Jackass crew member Bam Margera, who got into a brawl at the Secret Solstice music festival in Iceland last night.
In an exclusive video interview with Vísir, Margera tells his side of the story.
A spokesman for the Secret Solstice festival told Vísir News yesterday that a drunken Margera, performing at the festival with his band The Earth Rocker, had tried to make his way into a restricted backstage area.
When two female members of security refused to let him in, Margera allegedly harassed and insulted them.
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Today Margera says he was trying to meet his former publicist and current Secret Solstice marketing director, Leon Hill.
Margera claims Hill owes him and The Earth Rocker money. “I found out two years ago that the motherfucker [Hill] had started a Youtube channel on me and a few other people,” Margera says. “His scam is that he tells all the people that he’s working for that the other person is getting more hits and that they got the money. So when we all got together and figured that out, we realized that’s how Leon Hill became a self-made millionaire.”
Margera says last night he had his friend deliver the message to Hill that an interviewer from Rolling Stone magazine wanted to speak with him. “He comes up thinking it’s a Rolling Stone interviewer just to find me,” he says. “So him and his boys beat the fucking shit out of me. It has nothing to do with anything else. Leon Hill is a scumbag, watch out.” Margera denies having harassed the female members of staff in any way.
He expects that charged will be filed with Reykjavík police today over the incident. The video above shows part of last night’s brawl. Margera can be seen receiving three punches to the head, including one from Icelandic rapper Gísli Pálmi, also a performer at the festival. Afterwards, Margera stumbles towards the exit but falls to the ground on his way out. Neither Gísli Pálmi nor Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, festival spokesperson, were available for comment.
Bam Margera, musician and member of the Jackass crew, got into a brawl at the Secret Solstice music festival in Iceland tonight around 11 pm local time.