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.”