18 April 2011
The British fashion designer John Galliano has been sacked from his own designer label over accusations of anti-Semitism and racism. Galliano, who was fired six weeks ago as chief designer at the French fashion house Christian Dior, was also dumped from the label which bears his name but is 91-percent owned by Dior, ‘Women's Wear Daily’ reported. A video which surfaced in February showed Galliano praising Hitler. It followed accusations that he had accosted a couple at a Paris bar, and a second complaint of anti-Semitism was filed against him regarding events that took place at the same bar last October. Paris prosecutors announced that Galliano would be tried for "public injury toward individuals due to their origin, their religious affiliation," according to a statement.
Galliano could face up to six months in prison and a hefty fine for hate speech after allegedly spewing racist invective against a Jewish and Asian couple at a Paris bar in February.
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