British automobile journalist Clarkson sued for anti-Irish racism


Anti-Irish discrimination sign

From Sundayworld.com in Ireland:

Jeremy Clarkson sued by Irish Top Gear producer for ‘racial discrimination

Friday 13th November 2015

Top Gear’s former host Jeremy Clarkson is being sued by producer Oisin Tymon for racial discrimination.

Lawyers for the 55-year-old presenter and the BBC had a closed-door hearing with Tymon’s representatives at a London employment tribunal today, according to sources.

Clarkson, who was later fired by the BBC, reportedly called Tymon a “lazy, Irish c***” during a confrontation at a hotel in north Yorkshire. …

Clarkson was suspended after the “fracas” over catering on March 10, and was sacked by the BBC on March 25, following an internal inquiry.

The inquiry, led by the director of BBC Scotland Ken MacQuarrie, said Tymon “was struck, resulting in swelling and bleeding to his lip” during the “unprovoked physical and verbal attack”.

MacQuarrie added: “The verbal abuse was sustained over a longer period, both at the time of the physical attack and subsequently.”

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  3. Thursday 25th February 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    JEREMY CLARKSON issued an apology yesterday and has agreed to pay compensation to the Irish producer of the Top Gear show whom he racially abused and punched in the face.

    Oisin Tymon launched a claim for discrimination and personal injury against Mr Clarkson and the BBC after the presenter gave him a bloody lip last March, having been told by the producer that he could not order a steak.

    Mr Clarkson reportedly flew into a rage and called Mr Tymon a “lazy Irish cunt” during the row at a North Yorkshire hotel, which took place after a day of filming.

    A settlement of over £100,000 has been agreed, saving the sacked presenter and BBC from having to face an employment tribunal.

    Mr Clarkson said: “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.”

    The BBC, which sacked Mr Clarkson, agreed Mr Tymon was “completely blameless.”

    His lawyer Paul Daniels said: “Oisin greatly appreciates the support he has received, including from the BBC.

    “He remains focused on the creative work he loves at the BBC.”

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-8269-Clarkson-agrees-payout-to-producer-he-punched#.Vs7UEOZrgdU

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