John Galliano found guilty

September 9th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 9 (IANS) British designer John Galliano has been found guilty of racist and anti-Semitic behaviour by a Paris court.

Galliano, who was facing charges of “casting public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” by French authorities, was ordered by court Thursday to pay a total fine of &pound5;,200, reports guradian.co.uk.

The 50-year-old, who was not present in court during hearing, was arrested in February this year following an altercation with a couple outside a Paris cafe where he used racist and anti-Semitic language.

Following his arrest, Galliano was sacked from fashion house Dior and his eponymous label John Galliano.

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