Jackass stuntstar Bam Margera was hospitalized over the weekend after reportedly being assaulted by a 59-year-old woman. The professional skateboarder and television celebrity was leaving a bar he owns in his native West Chester, Pennsylvania, when Elizabeth Ray — who lives in the building next door — allegedly attacked him with a baseball bat in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
Ray insists she’s innocent and accuses the famed prankster of calling her the “N-word.” But Bam tells a different story; Margera claims the “crazy woman” has attacked him before and even previously threatened to kill him and his wife.
Bam was hospitalized for two days with internal brian bleeding. He has since been released, and has now opened up about the incident in a video for TMZ.
In the footage, Margera shows off his head wound and admits he is still feeling “dizzy” from the assault.
“Basically, there’s this crazy lady who lives connected to my bar and she complains about loud bass drums. I have bands playing and she calls the police non-stop,” he explains. “She’s punched me in the face, filed a police report, threatened to kill me twice, filed two (more) police reports. She threatened to kill Missy, my wife, for no reason and then she threatened to burn the place (bar) down, and then she hit me over the head with a baseball bat. Now I don’t put it past her if she would burn the place down!”
Margera also alleges Ray lied to police about the incident, telling officials he had been run over by a car.
“She snuck up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with a baseball bat. I’m lying in a pool of blood in the middle of the road; she calls 911 and says, ‘Somebody got hit by a car in front of my house’, which is a total lie because she knew I was unconscious, so when I woke up I was like, ‘I didn’t get hit by a car, she hit me in the head with a bat!’”