When a world-famous clothing designer has to go to court for allegedly using anti-Semitic slurs against a complete and total stranger, you expect there to be a crush of media in attendance. What you don’t expect is a near-impenetrable sea of Nikon lenses, voice recorders, boom microphones and people all trying to get a piece of that designer.
But that’s exactly what John Galliano had to endure when he showed up at a Paris courtroom this morning to face Géraldine Bloch, the woman who accused him of yelling racist insults at her at a cafe called La Perle last week. Galliano’s lawyer Stephane Zerbib says the Dior designer “firmly and formally” denied the accusation, but a video popped up over the weekend of Galliano drunkenly declaring “I love Hitler.”
Galliano has been suspended from his duties at Dior. The brand’s fall show is still scheduled for March 4 in Paris.
John Galliano mobbed by press at Paris police station [The Daily Telegraph]
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