No Charges For Jeremy Clarkson Over 'Fracas' With Tymon
April 7th, 2015 10:25 PM Share
Former “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson may be out of a TV job, but at least he won’t be going to jail anytime soon.
The Guardian reports no further action will be taken by the North Yorkshire Police regarding the investigation of the “fracas” between the presenter and producer Oisin Tymon, having completed all interviews with those who witnessed the incident.
The end of the investigation follows Clarkson’s dismissal from the BBC after the media corporation concluded its own investigation into the 30-second fight over Clarkson’s claim of being denied hot food that took place at a hotel last month.
Published April 8th, 2015 10:00 AM
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Clarkson already has a new job. Apparently he has been hired by a rival network called the, er, BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32214799
Well, if he went to jail I think the other prisoners would leave Jeremy alone, it's not like he's a "pretty boy." If this happened to Hammond, that might be worrisome.
Controversial comment to follow: I grew up in mid-America. I'm in my 60's now. My view of MEN may not match yours. Men. Real men. We may argue. We may even get into a "fracus." In my day that was called a fistfight. Me might take it out back and settle it. Thirty minutes later we're down at the bar buying each other drinks and laughing about it. Thirty years later it's the hilarious story we tell when friends get together. So Clarkson and Oisin have a spirited discussion. A "fracus" ensues. Punches thrown. Oisin doesn't want to press charges. These are men settling their differences. It need not include bosses at the BBC. Or the press. Frankly, Clarkson seems like a guy I'd share a fine bottle of bourbon with. To the last drop. Good time. I bet Oisin is a similar type. Just exactly when did it become so horrible to just be a man? Really? One thing is for sure. You eventually get humbled in a "fracus." I've had my fanny kicked but I wouldn't trade off the experience. You have to be humbled occasionally or you'll never fit into society. Get over it BBC and put the boys back to work.
I'm not surprised. Oisin Tymon would of had to insist on charges or there would have to be overwhelming evidence of harm against Clarkson for charges to proceed without his support. @WhiskeyRiver - two dudes arguing and getting in a fight behind a bar is different than getting smacked around for not bringing a hot lunch. What occurred is typical English class hierarchy. The wealthy upper class lords over the lower class. Everyone knows their place and they all "keep a stiff upper lip". Your approach and theirs are wrong. This isn't going to hurt Clarkson other than ego and no longer getting to play with cars on BBC's dime.