The Top Gear saga continues as Jeremy Clarkson and the BBC reportedly face a “racial discrimination” case from one of the motoring show’s former producers. Oisin Tymon was punched by ex-host Clarkson after a day’s filming in North Yorkshire in March.
The incident led to the suspension of the Top Gear veteran and the eventual dropping of the 55-year-old by the BBC. Co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May also left the popular show and the trio are to launch a new motoring programme on Amazon Prime sometime in 2016.
Tymon, who decided to not press criminal charges at the time, is now apparently suing the BBC and Clarkson over the attack. Slater and Gordon, who is representing the former producer, did not issue a comment to us but confirmed its client attended a closed-door employment tribunal on the morning of 13 November in London.
The BBC, who has hired car fanatic Chris Evans to host a revamped Top Gear, said: “We will be responding to this claim but will not be commenting further at this time.” Amazon UK and Clarkson’s agent had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication