Bam Margera Presses Charges, Changes Mind, Leaves Country - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Bam Margera Presses Charges, Changes Mind, Leaves Country

Published June 22, 2015

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Bam Margera, after initially reporting to the police to press charges for being punched by several people, decided to drop the matter and leave Iceland.

While Vísir reported this morning that rappers Gísli Palmi and Egill Ólafur Thorarensen – better known as Tiny, from the pioneering Icelandic rap group Quarashi – were contacted by police to report for questioning for punching Bam Margera in the head at the Secret Solstice festival last Saturday, the matter is now reportedly dropped.

MBL reports Gunn­ar Hilm­ars­son of the capital area police confirming that, while Bam did show up at police headquarters on Hverfisgata this morning to press charges, Bam did not feel like waiting for the matter to be processed. He opted instead to leave the country as scheduled. With that, Gunnar said, the case is closed as far as the police are concerned.

Bam had a parting shot of his own to make, though, via Instagram.

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A video posted by Bam Margera (@bam__margera) on

“[Secret Solstice organiser] Leon Hill, I don’t know any of those Icelandic rappers,” he said in the short video, recorded on the plane leaving Iceland. “You made them kick the shit out of me. It’s you, it’s all you. You’re fucked.”

Bam and Leon have reportedly had an ongoing feud for some time now, ever since the former’s management deal with the latter purportedly went sour. At the time Bam’s face-punching occurred, Bam was trying to make his way into the production area to confront Leon directly. Witnesses reported Bam was heavily intoxicated, and harassing two female employees who were denying him access, which prompted the beating. Bam denies this, saying he was merely “very insistent” with the employees.

Despite the kerfuffle, police say that overall, Secret Solstice was very noisy but otherwise went well, MBL reports.

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