Jeremy Clarkson, BBC Sued for Racial Discrimination by Producer

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Jeremy Clarkson, BBC Sued for Racial Discrimination by Producer

Jeremy Clarkson may have a shiny new deal with Amazon but his saga with what happened at Top Gear is ongoing.

The Top Gear producer involved in the “fracas” with Jeremy Clarkson is suing the former host as well as the BBC for over £100,000 ($152,000) over racial discrimination and personal injury.

Lawyers for producer Oisin Tymon along with the BBC have already attended the Central London Employment Tribunal for a preliminary hearing about the legal action. Although Tymon officially returned to work at the BBC in May, it is understood that he has not worked since the incident with Clarkson.

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A BBC investigation led by BBC Scotland head Ken MacQuarrie found that Clarkson subjected the 36-year-old Irish producer to a 30-second physical attack after a verbal tirade.

Since Clarkson’s dismissal, him and former co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May have agreed to develop a new show for Amazon Prime’s service. The three reportedly signed a $240-million deal for the new show.

  • smartacus

    i too would wait this long to file a lawsuit…not