01 March 2011

Moments ago, Reuters news agency has reported that Dior has fired John Galliano, following allegations last week that the designer had used racist and anti-Semitic slurs towards a couple at a restaurant in Paris. Yesterday a video also emerged allegedly showing Galliano making anti-Semitic comments in a previous and unrelated incident.

Reuters reports;

'French fashion house Dior said on Tuesday it is firing John Galliano after complaints were lodged with police that their star designer made offensive and anti-Semitic comments.

Dior said it decided to start procedures to fire Galliano after seeing a video clip that purportedly shows the designer shouting abuse at people in a Paris bar.

"I very firmly condemn what was said by John Galliano, which totally contradicts the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior," Christian Dior Chief Executive Sidney Toledano said in a statement.'


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