Nikki Margera contemplating restraining order against husband Bam Margera after his arrest
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Bam Margera's recent arrest for public intoxication has led his wife, Nikki Margera, to consider seeking legal protection against him. She is reportedly contemplating filing a restraining order to ensure the safety of herself and their five-year-old son, Phoenix.
Nikki expressed her concerns about Wednesday's incident, and said, "it was scary for me and even scarier for Phoenix," according to TMZ. She also lamented that the incident was a "shame," as "the visitation that Bam had with Phoenix the prior day in Hollywood went reasonably well."
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'Takes one step forward and ten steps back'
Nikki claims that Bam arrived at their meeting intoxicated and behaving belligerently. She alleges that this is not the first time that he has acted this way, saying that "This is the umpteenth time that Bam takes one step forward and ten steps back," Nikki told the media outlet.
Nikki's attorney, David Glass, confirmed to the station that they have been trying to work with Bam to arrange regular visitation, but that this is contingent on Bam remaining sober and treating Nikki with respect, something that has not been happening. As reported earlier, Bam was arrested for public intoxication outside a Thai restaurant in Burbank, and video footage appears to show him yelling at Nikki and expressing his frustration about not getting enough time with his son.
In addition to his recent arrest for public intoxication, Bam was detained earlier this month on suspicion of assaulting his current girlfriend by kicking her during a domestic violence altercation as reported by MEAWW earlier.
He was released from detention the following day after posting a $50,000 bail, according to reports. Following these incidents, Margera's wife, Nikki Boyd, had to "make the hard choice" to seek legal protection against him to ensure the safety of herself and their son, Phoenix.
Despite Margera's claims of sobriety, Boyd filed for spousal support, legal and physical custody of Phoenix, and child support. In response to these legal proceedings, Margera got his son's name in Arabic tattooed above his eyebrow and flaunted it on Instagram.
Bam Margera has faced a string of legal and personal issues in recent years
Bam Margera has faced a string of legal and personal issues in recent years, including struggles with addiction. He has been in and out of court-ordered rehabilitation facilities and has run into legal trouble multiple times. In 2022, Margera was ordered to attend a rehabilitation facility but reportedly ran away from it more than three times. He was eventually transferred to an outpatient program but was discovered in a pub a few days later. Amid Margera's ongoing battle with addiction, his friend and former 'Jackass' co-star, Steve-O, publicly pleaded with him to "choose recovery," as reported by Page Six
However, given the previous incidents, Boyd's legal team is still pursuing the restraining order to ensure the safety of their client and her son.