Victim Of Wild Jeremy Clarkson Attack May Have Been Identified

According to the admittedly not 100% reliable source the Mirror, the Top Gear producer who was attacked by a wild Jeremy Clarkson is 36 year old Oisin Tymon. Tymon has been an assistant producer on Top Gear since 2008, and the recent incident of talent-on-producer violence was caused by a late dinner. Really, Clarkson? A late dinner?

Again, at this point all of this is alleged, but a few basic facts are being reported on a number of sites: the punching victim was Assistant Producer Oisin Tymon, and the Clarkson decided to punch him because his dinner was late. According to the Mirror:

It is claimed the host, 54, saw red with Tymon, 36, for not getting him dinner in time after filming for the BBC show in Newcastle.

A source said: "Jeremy saw red over a catering issue. He just snapped."

Now, I get that after a long day of shooting and mucking about with cars one's likely to be tired and hungry, especially a fairly substantial fellow like Jeremy Clarkson. But basic human dignity says you don't punch some poor bastard doing his job to feed your ass over a "catering issue."

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Unless that "catering issue" involves substituting your Gardenburger with a steaming dog turd on a gluten-free whole-grain bun, there's absolutely no catering-related reason anyone as pampered as Jeremy Clarkson should strike anyone. Period.

If this all proves to be true then, no matter how much I enjoy watching the big lug on TV, I have to say, come on, man. Stop being such a ridiculous, colossal toddler. If Clarkson has any dignity at all he'll make it up to this guy doing his job in some magnanimous, personal way.

If Clarkson is really smart, he can parlay this into a lucrative Snickers ad or something.

So, he may have punched a guy because his food was late. Ridiculous, if this proves accurate. Is there more to this than we're getting now? We'll keep you updated.

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GarrettDavis
Garrett Davis

I have a slightly relevant story about the time a guy in High School broke a kids jaw and induced a seizure after his head hit the ground... because he cut him in line for lunch. The local news went crazy for that headline. An upstanding kid with good grades and won games pitching on the high school baseball team sent to the hospital for cutting in line. Of course they ate that up, who wouldn't? Well, I knew that kid. He was a fucking cock.

The offender in this case was a quiet chubby kid who loved Pokemon and all kinds of nerdy stuff, and was picked on constantly, especially by this guy's group of friends. They would knock his lunch out of his hands, spray cheese whiz in his locker, throw things at him, etc. The guy who got punched was especially shitty towards him, and would mess with him every chance he got. I wasn't there when the kid finally snapped, but from what I heard, douchebag hopped the railing separating the lines right in front of him and the chubby kid snapped and laid him out. I was impressed he had it in him, actually.

Then you read about it in the paper and see the news talking to kids outside of the school and all you hear is that this all-star nice guy athlete was sent to the hospital for a misunderstanding. The whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth.

My point is that we could just be hearing about the "last straw" moment here.