Jeremy Clarkson ‘sued’ by punched Top Gear producer for racial discrimination

Jeremy Clarkson.
Jeremy Clarkson.

Doncaster-born television star Jeremy Clarkson is reportedly being sued for racial discrimination by the BBC producer he punched on Top Gear.

The motormouth star hit Irishman Oisin Tymon in a “physical and verbal incident” when he was told he couldn’t have steak for dinner after a long day filming in Yorkshire.

The Sun has reported that Mr Tymon is now suing Clarkson for the attack during a 40-minute rant when it is alleged he described him as a “lazy Irish c***”.

The fracas lead to Clarkson’s Top Gear contract not being renewed by the BBC. Clarkson and his co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May have now signed a big money deal with Amazon and Chris Evans has been named as the new host of Top Gear.

Accordiding to the tabloid, lawyers for Clarkson and the BBC had a closed-door hearing with Tymon on Friday, according to court records.

After the violent incident, a BBC investigation concluded: “During the physical attack Oisin Tymon was struck, resulting in swelling and bleeding to his lip. The verbal abuse was sustained over a longer period, both at the time of the physical attack and subsequently.”

Tymon did not press charges against Clarkson over the attack despite North Yorkshire Police asking for the BBC’s report into the incident.