John Galliano Reportedly Attends Court Hearing in $18 Million Lawsuit Against Dior

Not only is John Galliano supposedly plotting his comeback (with the support of Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana, no less), but he may also be seeking damages from his former employer.
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Not only is John Galliano supposedly plotting his comeback (with the support of Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana, no less), but he may also be seeking damages from his former employer.
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Not only is John Galliano on the verge of a comeback (with the support of Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana, no less), but he may also be seeking damages from his former employer.

This morning, WWD tweeted: "John Galliano attends a Paris court hearing into his suit against former employer Christian Dior Couture."

It's unclear where the original report came from--WWD has yet to post a full article on the topic. However this isn't the first we've heard of the suit: Back in August, reports surfaced that the designer had lodged a employee/employer dispute claim and was suing the fashion house for €15 million ($18.85 million).

Dior never officially confirmed the report and details of the suit have been hard to come by. But if Galliano did indeed attend a hearing today in Paris, it seems that news of the lawsuit could be legit.

The Voice of Russia, an international multimedia broadcasting service sponsored by the Russian government, is also reporting that today is the beginning of the hearing. If that's true, there's no doubt there'll be more juicy tidbits to come. We've reached out to Dior and are waiting to hear back.

While we await confirmation, let's do some speculating: What do we think Galliano is suing Dior for? Wrongful termination? Is he looking for funds--in the form of a fat settlement--to finance his supposed comeback? Most importantly, what do we think he'll wear to court?