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Jeremy Clarkson pays £100,000 in damages to the Top Gear producer he assaulted during the 'fracas'


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

February 24, 2016 | 2 min read

Jeremy Clarkson has paid damages to and apologised to former Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, whom he assaulted both physically and verbally during the so-called 'fracas' incident.

The former Top Gear host was let go by the BBC after punching Tymon in the face, leaving him with a bloody lip. The clash saw the BBC discontinue the show in its current format instead enlisting Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and more to resurrect Top Gear.

Following the altercation, an internal BBC report stated that Tymon took himself to “Accident and Emergency after a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature".

Clarkson said today (24 February): "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."

The lawsuit was launched last November. An accusation of racial discrimination, coupled with the personal injury claim, resulted in the maximum pay out of £100,000.

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