Galliano found guilty of racism

The coda to John Galliano’s six-month legal nightmare lasted all of six minutes. The disgraced ex-Dior designer was found guilty of “public insults toward persons on the basis of their religion or origin” in the same wood-paneled Paris courtroom with tall windows and gilded fresco of Lady Justice on the Seine where his emotional seven-hour trial took place in June. Though Galliano captivated a full courtroom with the tormented details of his very personal downward spiral on June 22, he was not present this time to hear the verdict. He would have liked to be, the lead judge told the court, but he said wanted avoid the press. Galliano found guilty of racism The court found that Galliano—despite the “triple addiction” to alcohol, Valium, and sleeping pills that he told the court he suffered from—was sufficiently conscious of what he was saying when he showered invective in October 2010 and again in February 2011 on fellow patrons of La Perle café and that, therefore, his words were intentional. Galliano’s lawyer, Aurélien Hamelle…

Galliano found guilty of racism

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