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Lawsuit Involving BBC’S ‘Top Gear’ and Fired Host Jeremy Clarkson Finally Over

( [email protected] ) Feb 25, 2016 09:33 AM EST
The lawsuit involving television personality Jeremy Clarkson and BBC's "Top Gear" has finally been settled. As part of the settlement, the show's former host has issued an apology to producer Oisin Tymon for assaulting him last year.
Queens Club, London - 17/6/15 TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson in the stands. Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic

The lawsuit involving television personality Jeremy Clarkson and BBC's "Top Gear" has finally been settled. As part of the settlement, the show's former host has issued an apology to producer Oisin Tymon for assaulting him last year.

The issue between Clarkson and Tymon began in March of 2015 after the stars and crew members of the show wrapped up the filming of one of its episodes. As noted by Cinemablend, after Clarkson and the crew returned to their hotel, he discovered that there were no hot meals prepared for them.

He then confronted Tymon regarding the issue which ended with the celebrity verbally abusing and punching him. Fearing that he would lose his job, the producer decided not to file charges against the television presenter. "Top Gear," however, suspended Clarkson and eventually fired him from the show.

After news about the issue and Clarkson departure from the show broke out, Tymon became the target of criticism posted on social media.

Due to the aftermath of the incident, Tymon filed a lawsuit against BBC and Clarkson for racial discrimination and bodily harm. Almost a year after the suit was filed, the parties involved in the matter finally agreed on a settlement. This involves BBC and Clarkson paying $140,000 to Tymon. Aside from this, the television host also apologized to the producer.

"I would like to say sorry, once again to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath," Clarkson said in a statement according to ABC.net. "I want to reiterate that none of this was in any way his fault."

"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," he added.

As for Tymon, his lawyer said the producer has accepted Clarkson's apology and is now ready to put the matter behind him. His legal representative also noted that Tymon would now focus more on his other projects with BBC.

Clarkson, on the other hand, has already agreed to host a new automotive-themed show for Amazon along with former co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond.

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