Top Gear’s Chris Evans Steps Down As Host After Sex Offence Allegations

Yesterday, we reported that Top Gear host and BBC personality Chris Evans was going through allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment. 
Evans had a long history of exposing himself to co-workers, or grabbing women’s breasts. One witness said it happened ‘every day for two years’. 
Today, Evans has stepped down from his role as host of Top Gear after only one season. 
He released a short statement on social media:

He doesn’t seem to have been let go from BBC altogether, as his next tweet spoke of the projects he would continue to focus on:

“I feel like my standing aside is the single best thing I can now do to help the cause.

I have never worked with a more committed and driven team than the team I have worked with over the last 12 months. I remain a huge fan of the show, always have been, always will be.”
Strangely enough, many places who are reporting on Evans’ departure from the show are not mentioning his recent sexual assault/misconduct allegations, and are instead speculating that his decision to leave the show was because of his alleged on-set fights with co-host Matt LeBlanc
Earlier in the season (that has only made 6 episodes, by the way, which all bombed in ratings), LeBlanc allegedly delivered an ultimatum to the show, saying he would “have no part in any future series that features Chris.”
Source: SMH
Photo: Getty Images.