‘Top Gear’ Producer Sues BBC, Jeremy Clarkson for Alleged Racial Discrimination, Personal Injury

LONDON — “Top Gear” producer Oisin Tymon, who was attacked by the show’s former host Jeremy Clarkson while working on location with the BBC motoring show, is suing the broadcaster and Clarkson for alleged racial discrimination and personal injury.

Lawyers for Tymon and the BBC attended an employment tribunal in London Friday for a preliminary hearing, according to the Guardian.

In March, the BBC dropped Clarkson as a “Top Gear” presenter when an internal inquiry found him to be responsible for an “unprovoked physical and verbal attack” on Tymon. In July, Clarkson inked a deal with Amazon to launch a new auto show with his former “Top Gear” co-presenters, James May and Richard Hammond.

Law firm Slater & Gordon said Friday that it would be representing the producer. The BBC said in a statement: “We will be responding to this claim, but will not be commenting further at this time.”

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