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John Galliano’s Drunken Anti-Semitic Assault Means He’s Probably Sitting Out Paris Fashion Week

John Galliano, the 50-year-old oft obnoxious fashion designer who heads things up at Christian Dior, has been suspended from the company after being arrested in Paris’s Marais district for drunkenly assaulting a couple at a cafe and spewing anti-Semitic epithets at anyone who would listen. “Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any antisemitic or racist words or behaviour,” the company’s chief Sidney Toledano says in a statement. “Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities.” Of course there is always more than one side to a story, and here come the designer’s defenders, saying he wasn’t the provocateur: “He spoke to a couple at a nearby table to say ‘Cheers’ and they insulted him. An argument started and the police came, so Galliano’s bodyguard suggested that they should go to the police station to sort it out. He wasn’t ‘busted’ aggressively by police, it was very quiet and peaceful. I definitely didn’t hear him say anything anti-Semitic, or against any religion, it was all very calm.” Did we mention Paris Fashion Week kicks off Monday? Goodness, this is worse than wearing paisley with stripes.

By:           JD
On:           Feb 25, 2011
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