Jeremy Clarkson Speaks Out Against His Former Boss In New Interview
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has the claws out in a new interview with The Times, which sees him setting his sights on his old boss, former BBC producer Danny Cohen. According to Clarkson, he and his bosses pretty much clashed over everything — even in the midst of his own mother’s death (the reason? This was during an investigation over his use of the word “slope”):
I said: ‘My mother’s just died. Please leave me alone’. But they wouldn’t. And it was bad… In one year, I lost my mother, my house, my job.
Danny and I were, and I suspect will remain for ever, very far apart on every single thing.
Normally, you could find some common ground with somebody, but I think Danny and I could probably only get on perfectly well so long as we absolutely never had to think about each other for the rest of the time.
Because I don’t mind anyone having an opinion that’s different to mine, just so long as they don’t mind my opinion either. So long as it doesn’t impinge on what I want to do.
A source close to Cohen has since responded, stating that “Danny has no interest in responding to inaccurate claims, but remains proud to have taken action against a man who saw fit to punch a colleague.”