John Galliano Convicted Over Anti-Semitic Remarks in Paris

A court has issued a suspended sentence to designer John Galliano over two incidents in which he made anti-Semitic remarks at a Paris bar, the AP reports:

John_galliano Galliano, who didn't attend the announcement of the verdict, was given no prison time. He was given a suspended €6,000 ($8,400) fine, which means it goes on his criminal record but he does not have to pay it. He was, however, ordered to pay €16,500 ($23,200) in court fees for the complainants — three individuals and five anti-racism associations — plus a symbolic €1 ($1.40) in damages to each one. The Paris court found him guilty of "public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity" stemming from two separate incidents at a Paris bar.

Dior fired Galliano in March over the incidents.

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Posted September 8, 2011 at 10:36am ETC by Andy Towle
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