Jeremy Clarkson arriving at the Sun Military Awards, in London on Jan. 22., 2016.
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February 24, 2016 7:51 AM EST

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has settled a suit from a producer who accused of him of assault and racial discrimination following an incident last March.

The BBC did not renew Clarkson’s contract for the long-running automotive show after the alleged attack on producer Oisin Tymon. The incident came after Clarkson was reportedly offered a plate of cold food instead of a steak after a day’s filming, the Guardian reports. Though details of the settlement have not been made public, Variety and others claimed it was a six-figure sum.

Clarkson, who is developing a new car program for Amazon Prime with former Top Gear hosts, also issued an apology.

“I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath,” he said in a statement. “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. I am pleased that this matter is now resolved. Oisin was always a creatively exciting part of ‘Top Gear,’ and I wish him every success with his future projects.”


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