Galliano Guilty of Making Anti-Semitic Slurs

Designer handed a suspended sentence
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2011 7:21 AM CDT
In this Jan. 21, 2011 file photo, British fashion designer John Galliano appears at the end of his men's fall-winter 2011/2012 fashion collectio.   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

(Newser) – He managed to escape the six months in jail he was facing, but John Galliano didn't manage to escape a guilty verdict. A Paris court today convicted the former Christian Dior designer for making "public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race, or ethnicity." He was given a suspended sentence of $8,400 in fines, though he will not have to pay it, reports the AP. Galliano blamed the incidents, which he said he couldn't recall, on booze and drugs. (In related news, it looks like he still has one fan...)

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