A world-famous fashion designer was found guilty in court of making “public insults” related to origin, religion, race or ethnicity, E! Online reports.
John Galliano, the former creative director of Christian Dior, was convicted in Paris in connection with an incident in February in which he reportedly unleashed a verbal assault on a French couple at an outdoor cafe, making fun of their appearance and commenting on their being Jewish.
The story reports: “Another woman then came forward to say the designer did the same thing to her in the same bar the year before. And then to top it all off, a video was leaked of Galliano saying he loved Hitler, which was screened for the three-judge panel in the courtroom.”
Galliano, who is British, lost his job at Dior as a result of the incident. After the latest court ruling, he received a suspended fine of about $8,300, meaning he doesn’t have to pay.
Galliano has apologized for the incident and attributed it to Valium and alcohol.