Galliano didn’t use racist remarks: Lawyer

February 28th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 28 (IANS) Fashion designer John Galliano’s lawyer has hit back at claims that he hurled anti-Semitic remarks at a couple in Paris and said he is planning to sue them for defamation.Galliano had been drinking at a bar in the French capital and was arrested after reportedly launching a bitter tirade at two strangers, a Jewish woman and an Asian man, who had been sitting at a table nearby, according to local police.

The designer was taken to a police station for a sobriety test and subsequently released without charge. However, Galliano’s lawyer, Stephane Zerbib says it was the designer who was the victim and that he’s preparing to sue the couple for defamation.

“There was an argument. Mr. Galliano was verbally attacked but at no time did he use… insults of a racist or anti-Semitic character. We have witnesses to back up his version of events,” quoted him as saying.

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