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John Galliano Found Guilty of “Public Insults”

Disgraced Former Dior Designer fined 6,000 Euros, avoids jail time

By: Leonard Carl

Published: September 8th, 2011 in Culture » Art » News

John Galliano Found Guilty of “Public Insults”
A Paris court has convicted former Christian Dior fashion designer John Galliano on charges of “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” stemming from anti-Semitic comments he made in a Paris cafe earlier this year.

Galliano, who lost his job after a video of him professing his love for Adolph Hitler surfaced in March, maintains that he had been under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs at the time of the incident, and still claims that he does not remember his tirade during which he made anti-Semitic comments to at least three people in the café.

The controversial fashion designer – who was not in the courtroom when the verdict was announced - was fined 6,000 Euros ($8,335 Canadian), but avoided any prison time. One symbolic euro has been awarded to each of the plaintiffs.

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