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Jeremy Clarkson and his legal team have closed the chapter on the ugliness that ended Top Gear as we used to know it. If for some reason you've been living under a rock, here's what happened: Clarkson got quite upset at a BBC producer by the name of Oisin Tymon. It revolved around being told he couldn't have something for dinner. After a long day of shooting, Clarkson got angry, the two argued, and Clarkson punched Tymon in the face.
Tymon and his lawyers sued the BBC and Jeremy Clarkson. That suit against Clarkson is now settled and it sees Tymon receiving over $140,000 and an apology issued from the man who smacked up his face. Through his lawyers, Clarkson states:
"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. I would also like to make it clear that the abuse he has suffered since the incident is unwarranted and I am sorry too that he has had to go through that."
Clarkson also added:
"I am please that this matter is now resolved. Oisin was always a creatively exciting part of Top Gear and I wish him every success with future projects."
Since the incident, Tymon has remained committed to working for the BBC. After his Top Gear gig, he was promoted to Development Executive, and it's clear that those in charge at the network are keen on keeping him around. As for Clarkson, he'll be starring in a new car show on Amazon Prime with Richard Hammond and James May. Meanwhile, Top Gear will continue from this May with a handful of new hosts.