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
John Galliano Faces Trial for Racist Slurs
Fashion designer John Galliano, leaves a police station in Paris earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

(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.

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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. (Read more Christian Dior stories.)

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