Oison Tymon, the Top Gear producer punched by Jeremy Clarkson earlier in the year, is suing the British presenter as well as the BBC for racial discrimination.

The BBC reports that the case focuses on both the verbal and physical abuse Tymon suffered during the incident. So far, lawyers representing Tymon have had talks with lawyers for Clarkson and the BBC at a London employment tribunal.

In a statement, the BBC said “We will be responding to this claim, but will not be commenting further at this time.”

Initially following the incident, an inquiry was conducted by the BBC and concluded that Clarkson subjected Tymon to “a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature”.

The incident ultimately resulted in Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May to not renew their contracts with the BBC. They have since signed deals with Amazon Prime to produce a new online motoring show.


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