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Johnny Knoxville Sued by Handyman Over ‘Terrifying’ Prank for New TV Series

Professional prankster Johnny Knoxville has taken his antics too far in accordance with somebody who says he fell sufferer to a “terrifying” prank orchestrated by the Jackass star. Following the discharge of Jackass Forever earlier this yr, Knoxville has stated he will not be participating in any extra harmful stunts after struggling severe accidents through the filming of the sequel. But that does not imply he is accomplished with the pranks, as as of late, he is engaged on the upcoming comedy collection The Prank Patrol for ABC. The collection, which additionally options Eric Andre and Gabourey Sidibe, options the trio finishing up elaborate pranks after which breaking down how they have been pulled off.


Per Variety, a brand new lawsuit has been filed in Long Beach Superior Court towards Knoxville. Handyman Khalil Khan claims he took a job provide via TaskRabbit in October for what was speculated to be an abnormal restore job, but it surely was something however. Khan says that upon his arrival, the house owner threatened him with violence if he didn’t do the job proper, allegedly telling the handyman, “I know jiu-jitsu.”

The swimsuit alleges {that a} gentle went out quickly after, at which level a baby bumped into the room and screamed at him, “You killed my pony!” Khan says he was then led to a room the place it appeared {that a} pony was hooked as much as a life help machine. Puzzled, Khan then seen that his automobile exterior was getting towed, and when he pulled out his cellphone to name the police, he was informed that he’d be arrested for cocaine possession, flashing a bag of what appeared like cocaine. Knoxville got here out at this level and revealed that the entire fiasco has been an elaborate prank.

“In the span of simply minutes, he had been threatened with being overwhelmed up, informed he botched the restore job, accused of murdering a pony, had his automobile taken with out his permission, and was now being informed that he could be arrested for possession of illicit narcotics,” the swimsuit summarizes.

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Johnny Knoxville Isn’t Finished With His Pranks

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Johnny Knoxville has pulled off so many pranks that, ought to the small print of the swimsuit transform correct, it would not appear out of the abnormal. It seems that the filmmakers figured that Khan would laugh off the prank like so many others earlier than him, however that wasn’t taking place this time. Despite a suggestion of a “few hundred dollars” for the ordeal, Khan prefers to resolve the matter in courtroom, arguing that he is owed rather more than that as a result of trauma he endured. He says that he suffers from lack of sleep, nervousness, and emotional misery. He can be looking for to dam the discharge of the footage, suggesting that this could topic him to additional “embarrassment and ridicule.”

“Plaintiff was not amused, and remains unamused… He has been badly shaken and traumatized by this episode,” the swimsuit goes on so as to add.

Knoxville has not but publicly addressed the lawsuit.



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