- Category: Entertainment
- Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
- CTV News
LONDON -- Jeremy Clarkson, the former host of hit BBC auto show "Top Gear," has apologized and paid an undisclosed sum to a producer he punched in an off-set altercation.
Clarkson was fired in March 2015 after hitting Oisin Tymon during a dispute at the end of a day's filming.
Tymon, who is Irish, sued for personal injury and racial discrimination.
His law firm, Slater & Gordon, said Wednesday that the suit had been settled. In a statement, Clarkson said "I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath."
Financial details of the settlement were not disclosed.
The BBC is relaunching "Top Gear" with a new team of hosts including DJ Chris Evans and former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc.