John Galliano to stand trial for public insults in June
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John Galliano to stand trial for public insults in June

May 13, 2011 02:13 pm CDT 

Paris, France (AHN Entertainment) - Disgraced Dior designer John Galliano is set to stand trial for verbally insulting people with racist and anti-Semitic outbursts on June 22. A Paris court said the criminal trial will last a day.

Galliano, who led Christian Dior label's designs from 1996 until his dismissal in March, is accused of making anti-Semitic and racist remarks against three people on two separate occasions, the first occurring in October 2010 and the latest in February.

A video of a drunk Galliano proclaiming his love for Adolf Hitler surfaced online.

He faces up to six months in jail and a 22,500 euro (US$31,000) fine, the maximum punishment for race, religion or ethnicity-based insults, if he is found guilty.

Meanwhile, there's another legal drama for the fallen fashion bigwig. Galliano is also being sued by his former lawyer for defamation and slander.

He fired and accused lawyer Stephane Zerbib of embezzling around $4.3 million from his account. Zerbib countersued with two charges, saying Galliano smeared him with the allegations.

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