Clarkson settles punch case.
JEREMY CLARKSON has apologised to the former Top Gear producer he punched, after settling a PS100,000 racial discrimination and personal injury claim. Oisin Tymon launched the action against Clarkson and the BBC after the presenter gave him a bloody lip in a bust-up last March.
Clarkson reportedly flew into a rage after being told he could not order a sirloin steak after a day of filming, calling Mr Tymon a "lazy, Irish ****" during a confrontation at a hotel in North Yorkshire.
Mr Tymon's lawyers, Slater & Gordon, revealed the case has been settled.
In an apology issued through the law firm, Clarkson said: "I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath."
No details of the settlement were given, but it is understood to be in excess of PS100,000. Clarkson and the BBC both contributed.
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