Is John Galliano Suing Dior for €15 Million?

There's no question that since being captured on camera making anti-Semitic remarks at a Parisian cafe in 2011, John Galliano has had a rough go of it
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There's no question that since being captured on camera making anti-Semitic remarks at a Parisian cafe in 2011, John Galliano has had a rough go of it
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There's no question that since being captured on camera making anti-Semitic remarks at a Parisian cafe in 2011, John Galliano has had a rough go of it. He was fired from Dior and his own eponymous label, publicly shamed, arrested (and found guilty) and just last week he was stripped of his Legion of Honor Award, which he was awarded in 2010.

But according to the Telegraph, Galliano's legal battles aren't over. The designer will reportedly be headed back to court soon--though, for once, he'll be the plaintiff--not the defendant.

According to the UK paper, it is "believed that Galliano has lodged an employee/employer dispute claim for over €15 million [$18.85 million] at the Conseil des Prud'hommes." While nothing has been confirmed--and the details are sketchy, at best--if the Telegraph is right, this could mean that Galliano plans to sue Christian Dior S.A., which is owned and chaired by LVMH head Bernard Arnault, and which owns 91% of the John Galliano label.

It's unclear what exactly Galliano is suing for (wrongful termination?) but according to the Telegraph, a Paris hearing is scheduled for February 4, 2013.

We'll keep you posted as more details trickle in. Do you think Galliano has a case?