Thursday, September 8, 2011

John Galliano British fashion designer Found Guilty Of Racism - 8th Sept 2011

British fashion designer John Galliano has been found guilty by a Paris court of being racist and using anti-Semitic behaviour.

He faced charges of "casting public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity" after two incidents in a Paris cocktail bar.

Galliano was fined 4,000 euros on one count and 2,000 euros on the second charge.

Outside court after the verdict was announced, a lawyer for Galliano said: "There will not be any fine to be paid and it is a fair and wise decision by the tribunal.

"Mr Galliano wants to apologise and he continues his treatment to be cured."

He had faced a maximum fine of £19,800, and if pursued by prosecutors for a custodial sentence a jail term of up to six months. Read More