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Saturday 14th
posted by Will Stone in Britain

DISGRACED former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is being sued for alleged racial discrimination by the producer he thumped.

The £100,000-plus personal injury claim was announced yesterday following a private employment tribunal hearing between the BBC and Oisin Tymon.

It is alleged the right-wing presenter called Mr Tymon a “lazy, Irish cunt” during an outburst over sirloin steak.

Mr Clarkson lashed out at the Irish producer because red meat was not on the menu at a North Yorkshire hotel.

The BBC first suspended Mr Clarkson following the “fracas” on March 10, sacking him two weeks later following an internal inquiry.

Mr Tymon is still employed by the BBC but is believed not to have returned to work since the incident.

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

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

The incident followed many controversies sparked by Mr Clarkson, who referred to Mexicans as “lazy” and described an Asian man as a “slope” on the show.

Since being fired from Top Gear, Mr Clarkson has signed a new deal with Amazon to present a motoring show.

Mr Tymon’s law firm Slater and Gordon said it would not comment on the case.

A BBC spokeswoman said: “We will be responding to this claim but will not be commenting further at this time.”