The famous British television show host is finally putting behind him a black chapter of his life – the infamous “fracas” scandal triggered by his outburst against former Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.
Clarkson is only putting the scandal behind him after settling the racial discrimination and personal injury lawsuit filed against him by the former TG producer – and of course the terms of the settlement have been kept private. But we all know celebrities can’t avoid the rumor mill and The Telegraph is reporting Clarkson had to grant Tymon around $139,135 in damages and he also issued a statement publicly apologizing for the incident – which led to his demise from the well known automotive show and the firing from BBC. “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. 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,” commented Clarkson in the statement.
Clarkson also added he was happy the incident was now in the past and the issue has been put to rest and also wished Tymon all the best in the future. The latter has been reportedly going back to work at BBC as a development executive. “Oisin is a valued member of the BBC who behaved with huge integrity in dealing with the very difficult circumstances last year – a situation in which, as Tony Hall has stated, he was completely blameless,” commented a BBC spokesperson about the incident.
Via The Telegraph