When Jeremy Clarkson recklessly punched his producer in the face over a cold plate of food little did the world’s most favourite bigoted lout realise that doing so would end up costing him £100k. That’s how much a court awarded the Top Gear producer who was at the receiving end of Clarkson’s fist.
Clarkson today apologised again for his behaviour towards Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon who subsequently launched a racial discrimination and injury claim against Clarkson.
“I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath,” said Clarkson.
Clarkson also continued “I would also like to make it clear that the abuse he has suffered since the incident is unwarranted and I am sorry too that he has had to go through that.
Clarkson was sacked from his beloved Top Gear job after the incident which occurred last March, both the BBC and Clarkson himself contributed to the final settlement.
A lawyer representing Mr Tymon said in a statement “Oisin is keen to put the matter behind him now that it has been brought to a close. Oisin greatly appreciates all of the support he has received, including from the BBC.”
Clarkson’s removal from Top gear sparked a walk out, co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May followed Clarkson as did a number of key production staff and producers.
The trio were then snapped up by Amazon Prime in a deal worth £150m GBP to produce and present a internet streaming based motoring show.
Meanwhile the BBC replaced Clarkson, Hammond and May with no less than seven presenters.