John Galliano's Anti-Semitic Antics May Land Him in Jail!

Wed, June 22, 2011 7:43pm EDT by 2 Comments

The former Christian Dior designer’s fall line may be limited to an orange jumpsuit!

John Galliano took the stand Wednesday, June 22 in a Paris courtroom to defend himself for his anti-Semitic tirade toward a couple at a Paris café, which occurred just before a video surfaced of the designer praising Hitler. His defense? He says he doesn’t remember any of it!
The 50-year-old fashion maven claims a triple addition to alcohol, Valium, and sleeping pills left him with no recollection of the incident that cost him his job as head designer for Christian Dior! John told the courts that the pressures of his creativity to “make Dior a billion-dollar business” led him to his substance additions.

One thing not helping make Dior a billion-dollar business? The face of Dior and proud member of the Jewish faith, Natalie Portman, spoke out against the designer, saying in a statement. “I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way,” she said.

Prosecutors ask John be fined $14,400 for the rant — and that would be a light punishment! He could end up with as much as 6 months in jail and a $33,000 fine for “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity,” according to the courts. The three-judge panel will be revealing the verdict fashionably late, in September.

This story gives the saying “fashion junkie” a whole new meaning!

Alli Holt

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kati

Posted at 8:11 AM on June 23, 2011  

wow i think that whole thing has gone way out of hand.losing his job i understand ,but jail time and fines are a little ridiculous.yes he said hurtful rasist comments but i really disagree that he deserves jail time.freedom of speech!

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beep

Posted at 1:41 AM on June 23, 2011  

natalie portman, shut up! AND … it’s free speech for all of us, NOT UNTIL YOU MENTION “JEW” or “HITLER” or both in the same sentence! does anybody now have to wonder why ‘jews’ are getting so much flack when they are this irrationally sensitive to every word we use out here? as a kid, i grew up loving jews, praying for the jews. but as i grew up and began to understand things, suddenly, they no longer hold a special place in my heart! i no longer love them just as much! and i’ve begun to think that the world is on a spiral because we cater and baby them up!

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