A couple of days ago, news came out that ex-Jackass star Bam Margera had gifted his father a special piece of Elvis-owned memorabilia; this special item, which was said to be a robe that Elvis had worn, was said to be given to Bam by Priscilla Presley (Elvis’ ex-wife).
Per that story, Margera was hanging out with her and her son Navarone Garibaldi, and reportedly, upon Margera sharing with Presley that his dad is a big Elvis fan, she gifted him the robe. However, per a new report from People, Presley has confirmed that this story is false.
Presley put out a statement regarding Margera’s claim, saying that the pictures he has sent out involving her and her son have been “accompanied by false information and storytelling.” She also provides the following in her statement:
“When I was asked by my son to have a ‘new friend’ come over for a visit, I had no idea who he was or that later he would choose to post photos and false stories.
“He came over, talked non-stop about his new ventures and personal struggles and asked for a photo with me for his father, who is a big fan.”
Presley also confirmed that she never gifted Margera Elvis’ robe:
“At no time during the visit did I give him anything of Elvis’. I still have everything he ever touched. I would never disrespect Elvis who was the love of my life by giving away anything that belonged to him. I have always protected them for the fans.”
Also within her statement, she provided: “Elvis belonged to all of you, and I cherish my life with him too much to ever squander anything. I do hope this man gets the help he needs and does what is right.”
That said, Presley also shared that she finds Margera to be “a dishonest and unstable individual.”
On his Instagram, Margera has posted an apology to Presley and her son. That apology reads as follows:
“I want to apologize to @priscillapresley and Navarone Presley for my behavior. I’m very sorry and embarrassed, and I can’t apologize enough for acting like a jackass. Navarone gave me a robe and ring that I gave Phil to be a part of Phil’s Elvis stuff. I’m making Navarone a $10,000 Heartagram necklace because I love his band @themguns with hopes to record and tour. I’m sorry.”
What do you make of this incident involving Margera?
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