FORMER Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has hit out at online trolls and asked them to leave Irish producer Oisín Tymon alone.
Clarkson supporters directed abusive tweets at the BBC producer, who was left with a split lip after an altercation in a hotel with Clarkson.
The incident resulted in the controversial presenter being sacked by the BBC.
Speaking to reporters yesterday in London, Clarkson said:
“All I would like to say is I wish people would leave Ois alone, because none of this is his fault.”
It was the first time Clarkson had spoken out about the incident since being dropped by the BBC show.
Yesterday saw a torrent of abuse towards Mr Tymon online, with one Twitter user saying “Clarkson should have killed you Oisin Tymon."
Mr Tymon did not retaliate during the incident, according to a statement by BBC Director General Tony Hall, and will not be pressing charges.
“This has obviously been difficult for everyone involved but in particular for Oisín,” said Mr Hall. “I want to make clear that no blame attaches to him for this incident. He has behaved with huge integrity throughout.”