Knoxville is getting sued for emotional distress for an alleged prank he pulled on a Very long Beach front handyman.
Johnny Knoxville may be generating a “Jackass” of himself once more. The star of Hulu’s “Reboot” is reportedly filming a new prank-dependent challenge in Very long Seaside, according to an not likely supply — a lawsuit versus the actor from a TaskRabbit handyman.
As claimed by Wide variety, a handyman named Khalil Khan filed a go well with in opposition to Knoxville in the Prolonged Seashore Excellent Court for emotional distress just after an alleged on-camera prank.
In accordance to the lawsuit, Khan went to a house soon after signing up for a restore work on TaskRabbit in October, where the home owner requested him to resolve a dimmer change and threatened to conquer him up if he did not appropriately restore it, stating, “I know jiu-jitsu.” Right after the danger, Khan skilled a assortment of weird occurrences: a lamp went out, and a woman confirmed up declaring Khan killed her pony and led him to a room where a horse was staying set on everyday living help, his motor vehicle suddenly bought towed, and he was informed that if he named the police, he would be arrested for possession of cocaine inside of the property.
“At this stage, Plaintiff was in a panic,” the lawsuit states, per Selection. “In the span of just minutes, he had been threatened with currently being beaten up, told he botched the restore career, accused of murdering a pony, had his auto taken with out his permission, and was now staying advised that he would be arrested for possession of illicit narcotics.”
Sooner or later, Knoxville arrived on to the scene and revealed the persons in the residence had been actors and the whole scenario was an elaborate prank. Khan alleges he was supplied a couple hundred bucks for his unwitting participation in the little bit.
According to the accommodate, Khan experienced from absence of slumber, stress and anxiety, and emotional distress following the incident, and fears that he will practical experience “embarrassment and ridicule” if the prank is produced for community viewing.
Reps for Knoxville did not straight away reply to requests for comment.
While the match does not explicitly say the job is for “Jackass,” the description sounds comparable to lots of pranks and stunts featured in the prolonged-running franchise, which started with a 2000 MTV collection that Knoxville developed with Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze. The sequence, which is hosted by Knoxville, sees a forged of stunt performers actively playing a range of difficult pranks on just about every other or embarking on harmful stunts. The series spawned a number of spinoffs and four function movies, the most current of which, “Jackass Eternally,” launched in theaters this earlier February by Paramount Pictures.
“Forever,” which reunited Knoxville with the the greater part of the unique cast minus the late Ryan Dunn, to whom the film is focused, was a economic good results. The installment grossed above $80 million at the international box place of work on a $10 million finances.
Whilst some speculated that “Forever” may be the very last “Jackass” movie — the movie arrived 12 years right after “Jackass 3D” in 2010 — for the duration of the push tour, Knoxville maintained their was opportunity for a foreseeable future installment in the franchise. In a February interview with IndieWire, he claimed, “We could make a further 1, or we could not.”