Clarkson Says Sorry To The Producer He Punched
It was the ‘fracas’ heard around the world.
According to the official story, after a long day of filming a piece for Top Gear nearly 12 months ago, Jeremy Clarkson flew off the handle when told there was no hot food available at the destination.
Show producer Oisin Tymon was on the receiving end of the toy-throwing, reportedly verbally abused and punched by the Rotherham rent-a-mouth in a strop that eventually cost Clarkson his job and killed Top Gear – at least as we’ve known it since 2002.
Tymon, pretty understandably, launched a racial discrimination and injury claim against Clarkson which today has been settled for a reported £100,000.
Clarkson has always been pretty contrite about the spat, apologising to Tymon and condemning the public abuse directed at him since, and has reiterated that in a statement issued by Tymon’s lawyers:
I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath. 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. I am pleased that this matter is now resolved. Oisin was always a creatively exciting part of Top Gear and I wish him every success with his future projects.
It’s understood that both Clarkson and the BBC have contributed to the settlement.
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