A lawsuit brought against Jeremy Clarkson for the assault on BBC Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon has been settled.
Clarkson has issued another public apology and been ordered to pay Tymon an undisclosed sum of money. Timon was suing Clarkson over racial discrimination and personal injury after Clarkson punched him and verbally assaulted the man, reportedly calling him a “lazy Irish (expletive).”
“I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath,” said Jeremy Clarkson. “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 said.
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According to Clarkson’s law firm, the case has now been settled, though the details aren’t all available. The actual figure of Tymon’s settlement is still confidential, but it is believed to be around £100,000 ($140,000), of which Clarkson will end up paying the majority.
“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,” said Clarkson.
The BBC fired Clarkson from Top Gear after the assault, which eventually led hosts James May and Richard Hammond to leave the show. The three of them are now working on a new automotive show for Amazon Prime, while BBC plans to launch a new season of Top Gear with a recently released lineup of six new hosts.