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Prosecutors seek to try Galliano over racist tirade

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Latest update : 2011-03-04

Prosecutors in Paris have said that they will seek a trial of former Dior designer John Galliano for an alleged racial tirade in a Paris bar. Galliano faces up to six months in prison and €22,500 in fines if convicted.

AP - Paris prosecutors on Wednesday ordered famed fashion designer John Galliano to stand trial in the coming months over alleged racial insults following a police investigation.

The trial could take place between April and June, and Galliano could face up to six months in prison and €22,500 ($31,000) in fines if convicted, the prosecutors office said in a statement.
 
The news came shortly after the talented 50-year-old designer apologized for his behavior after top-tier house Christian Dior sacked him as creative director over anti-Semitic remarks.
 
Video of an inebriated Galliano praising Hitler and the subsequent firing of one of the industry’s most talented and moneymaking designers has sent shock waves through Paris Fashion Week, which began Tuesday.

 

Date created : 2011-03-02

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