Galliano to Stand Trial for Slurs
Christian Dior insists runway show will go on
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2011 1:18 AM CST
Updated Mar 3, 2011 2:27 AM CST
Fashion designer John Galliano, leaves a police station in Paris earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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(Newser) – Fashion designer John Galliano has lost his job for making anti-Semitic slurs; he may now lose his freedom as well. French prosecutors have announced that Galliano will stand trial on charges of making racist insults in public, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $31,400 fine, reports Reuters. The charges relate to two incidents, one last month and one in October of last year.

The British designer, Christian Dior's creative director just days ago, was fired after a video surfaced of him making anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris bar. Galliano has since apologized and entered rehab. The House of Dior says its Paris Fashion Week catwalk show will go ahead tomorrow, despite some high-profile calls for a boycott over Galliano's behavior.