The British newspaper Daily Telegraph has reported the well-known and controversial star host of BBC’s automotive show Top Gear could be fired after investigation concluded he physically assaulted producer.
The latest reports on the developments of the latest scandal involving Clarkson point that a BBC internal probe led by BBC Scotland boss Ken MacQuarrie was finished with the conclusion the Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson physically assaulted for 30 seconds his producer after a 20-minute verbal clash. The Daily Telegraph further reports the inquiry’s conclusion can have only one possible outcome – the BBC will fire him on Wednesday. The television star, a highly popular and utterly controversial public figure, was suspended two weeks ago following a “fracas” with Top Gear producer, Oisin Tymon. The alleged dispute took place with Tymon at a north Yorkshire hotel after finishing filming on location in Newcastle. According to eye witness accounts, the star was either unhappy with the choice of meal offered after filming or it was actually a consequence of problems that arose during the filming hours.
The Telegraph reported MacQuarrie believed Clarkson did attack the producer after a verbal abuse of around 20 minutes and Tony Hall, the BBC’s director general, would make the findings public later today, also announcing that Jeremy Clarkson would finish his career with the TV network. After the aftermath, Top Gear is expected to be continued (the final editions of the season were canceled) but it’s still unknown if the co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond, would continue if he’s fired. All three were due for a contract negotiation at the end of March.
Via The Guardian