John Galliano Video Surfaces; Plus More Anti-Semitic Allegations


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John Galliano is facing new anti-Semitic allegations, and a video has surfaced.

The bad news continues to flood in for John Galliano.

Though Nicole Kidman wore one of his Dior creations to the 2011 Oscars, the embattled designer—who has been suspended by the fashion house—now faces a second complaint of alleged anti-Semitic abuse.

Galliano's lawyer, Stephane Zerbib, confirmed that an unidentified woman has filed charges of racial slurs in an alleged separate incident a few weeks ago at La Perle Bar, the scene of the designer's recent skirmish, WWD reports.

Far more shocking, however, is a new video obtained by The Sun that seemingly shows the 50-year-old designer—who appears to be intoxicated and slurring his words—making controversial statements about Jewish people.

"I love Hitler," he reportedly says in the video, which was filmed by a friend of the group he was addressing.

"People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f—– gassed."

Galliano also allegedly told the group—who were French and Italian, not Jewish—that they were ugly.


"Galliano was sitting alone nursing his drink, when a few of us sat at the next table," says the man who shot the video.

"Galliano kept intruding, throwing in comments about us and what we were saying. We knew who he was. He's instantly recognizable.

"We were stunned by what Galliano was saying, but then he started making vile anti-Semitic comments. His words were disgusting. He made it clear the Italian girls weren't welcome and should go home. This was pure racism."

Though it is not yet clear if the video is of the second incident in question, it will no doubt mean more legal woes for Galliano, who is set to meet with his accusers, Geraldine Bloch and Philippe Virgitti, today. The designer has filed defamation charges in response to their complaint.

Meanwhile, Dior is expected to make an announcement about Galliano's fate today. Stay tuned ...


 

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