The producer at the centre of the Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear dismissal is planning to sue the presenter ‘for racial discrimination’ according to new reports.
The TV host’s lawyers today attended hearing with Oisin Tymon’s legal team at a London employment tribunal.
The case reportedly relates to “verbal abuse” that allegedly accompanied the assault back in March.
Jeremy is believed to have called Oisin Tymon a ‘lazy Irish c***’ before he launched the unproved attack.
One statement at the time read that Clarkson also threatened to have Mr Tymon sacked and warned him: “You’ll be on the dole tomorrow. I’m going to make sure you will not have a job.”
Paul Daniels, an employment lawyer at Slater and Gordon admitted recently: “We are assisting Oisin Tymon in relation to incidents occurring during his employment with the BBC.
A statement by the BBC said: “We will be responding to this claim, but will not be commenting further at this time.”
The incident is believed to have occurred after Clarkson was informed that the hotel they were staying in would not be providing any hot food.
Following the scuffle the producer drove himself to hospital after suffering from a split and swollen lip.
He said at the time that he wouldn’t be pressing charges.
Clarkson was dropped by the BBC following an internal inquiry last year however, was quickly snapped up by Amazon to present a series for their Amazon Prime service in a deal worth an estimated £10 million.