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Paris court fines Galliano €6,000 for anti-Semitic rant

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-09-08

A Paris court found fashion designer John Galliano guilty of two counts of anti-Semitic behaviour and handed him suspended fines totalling 6,000 euros on Thursday. Galliano blamed his actions on his addiction to alcohol and drugs.

AFP - Fashion designer John Galliano was Thursday found guilty of anti-Semitism and handed a suspended fine over a series of drunken outbursts against fellow customers in a Paris bar.

The 50-year-old British designer, who was sacked from fashion house Dior over the scandal, was handed total suspended fines totalling 6,000 euros (8,400 dollars) over two incidents, in February this year and October 2010.

Galliano -- who had faced a maximum of six months in jail and a fine of 22,500 euros on the charge of making anti-Semitic insults -- was not in court to hear the verdict.

The Paris criminal court also ordered him to pay a symbolic euro in damages to each of his victims, as well as to five anti-racism groups that were plaintiffs in the case. He was also ordered to cover the legal costs of four anti-racism bodies.

One of the most celebrated designers of his generation, Galliano had been at the creative helm of Christian Dior for 15 years, as well as running his own label, until the outburst brought his career crashing to a halt.

At his one-day trial in July, he apologised for his conduct.

Galliano insists he is not an anti-Semite but admits he can not remember the evenings in question, blaming a "triple addiction" to drink, sleeping pills and painkillers for his behaviour.

The designer told the court he had since undergone two months of rehab in Arizona and Switzerland.


 

Date created : 2011-09-08

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