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Posted at 5:00 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Update: John Galliano to stand trial for anti-Semitic rant

By The Reliable Source

John Galliano, 2011. (AP/Michel Euler)

French prosecutors have ordered fashion designer John Galliano to stand trial over his alleged anti-Semitic remarks to patrons in a Paris cafe, reports the Associated Press. The charges came just hours after Galliano issued a public apology Wednesday. "Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society," he said in a statement. "I unreservedly apologize for my behavior in causing any offense."

Galliano was suspended as head of Christian Dior last week and fired Tuesday after a video of a second incident containing racist remarks went public. Prosectors said Galliano is facing charges of "public insults based on the origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity." The trial could start as early as next month; he could spend up to six months in prison if convicted.

In the statement, Galliano said he "completely" denies the charges, but knows that the accusations have "greatly shocked and upset people." He added that he was seeking help and is believed to have entered rehab. Dior's show is still scheduled for Friday.

Read earlier: John Galliano fired by Dior

By The Reliable Source  | March 2, 2011; 5:00 PM ET
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A trial is the best thing. There was at least an illegal ambush video taping of a drunk being harassed until he exploded in unrestrained anger AFTER the illegal camera was exposed. The background was edited out of the video, but it opens with Galliano being baited about non-aryan looks and blond hair, by the aggressors. The expectation of privacy at a dinner-bar in Paris is high, and ambush tactics to bait a drunk into profanity is not popular there.

Posted by: Liann | March 2, 2011 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Trial? Give us a break. They want to prosecute this poor man for uttering totally meaningless words while he was sloppy drunk. Had he spoken of virtually any and all others of the entire human race, this would not even hit the news. But talking negative of the master race is forbidden. The master race has seen to it that your career will be destroyed, in some countries, you will go to jail. What a twisted world. Had Galliano said that all those innocent people incinerated in Dresden deserved it, he would not be charged with any crime because those victims were mere goyim - cattle - gentiles. The world is exploding - financial crises of catastrophic proportions, civil wars, genocides, carefully-engineered starvation of millions by Wailing Wall Street, sex slavery, organ stealing, national treasury stealing (by the same suspects), the grossest racism with tomahawk missiles attached to it, yet, this non-issue is news in the chosen news yellow press. How utterly pathetic.

Posted by: Cutting_the_Bull | March 2, 2011 7:35 PM | Report abuse

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