The fallout continues for the BBC and Jeremy Clarkson after Clarkson got the boot from “Top Gear,” which had been one of the most popular TV shows worldwide.
Deadline.com reports that Oisin Tymon, a producer on the show who was reportedly assaulted by Clarkson during a break from taping — leading to Clarkson’s departure from the show and from the BBC — has now sued Clarkson and the BBC, alleging racial discrimination.
“In addition to the physical attack Clarkson launched on Tymon — allegedly over a disagreement over catering — Tymon is alleging he was victim to a verbal tirade that included derogatory remarks about his Irish nationality,” Deadline reports.
The report notes: “An internal BBC inquiry in March found that Clarkson had instigated ‘an unprovoked verbal and physical attack’ on Tymon, and publicly cleared Tymon on wrongdoing whatsoever.”
The BBC wasn’t commenting about the lawsuit.
Many of the key players involved in “Top Gear” have moved on. Clarkson has reportedly joined with his former “Top Gear” co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond to get a new show rolling at Amazon, while the BBC brought in Chris Evans to front a new version of “Top Gear.”