John Galliano Will Stand Trial in June On Charges of Racist Insults; Could Face Up To Six Months In Prison

At a hearing today in Paris, it was announced that John Galliano will stand trail on June 22 on charges that he made racist insults, WWD is reporting. On February 24, just before the fall shows in Paris, Geraldine Bloch and Phillipe Vergitti alleged that Galliano verbally assaulted them, calling Bloch an “ugly, disgusting whore” with a “dirty Jew face.” Shortly after, Galliano's infamous antisemitic tirade video hit the web and he was promptly canned as creative director at Dior. Another plaintiff, Fathia Oumeddour, who also named at the hearing, alleges that Galliano insulted her on October 8, 2010.
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At a hearing today in Paris, it was announced that John Galliano will stand trail on June 22 on charges that he made racist insults, WWD is reporting. On February 24, just before the fall shows in Paris, Geraldine Bloch and Phillipe Vergitti alleged that Galliano verbally assaulted them, calling Bloch an “ugly, disgusting whore” with a “dirty Jew face.” Shortly after, Galliano's infamous antisemitic tirade video hit the web and he was promptly canned as creative director at Dior. Another plaintiff, Fathia Oumeddour, who also named at the hearing, alleges that Galliano insulted her on October 8, 2010.
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At a hearing today in Paris, it was announced that John Galliano will stand trail on June 22 on charges that he made racist insults, WWD is reporting.

On February 24, just before the fall shows in Paris, Geraldine Bloch and Phillipe Vergitti alleged that Galliano verbally assaulted them, calling Bloch an “ugly, disgusting whore” with a “dirty Jew face.” Shortly after, Galliano's infamous antisemitic tirade video hit the web and he was promptly canned as creative director at Dior. Another plaintiff, Fathia Oumeddour, who also named at the hearing, alleges that Galliano insulted her on October 8, 2010. According to WWD, "the penalty in France for insult against people due to their origin, belonging or not belonging to a religion, race or ethnicity is six months imprisonment and a fine of 22,500 euros, or $31,271 at current exchange."