John Galliano has been suspended from Christian Dior pending an investigation into an alleged assault and verbal attack made on a couple in a Paris cafe in the city’s Marais district on Thursday night. Galliano was apprehended by the police after it was alleged he made anti-semitic remarks to a couple in the cafe. He was released by the police on Friday morning. It was claimed he had been drink at the time of his arrest.
As a result he has been suspended from Dior until further notice.
“Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any anti-Semitic or racist words or behaviour,” Dior chief executive Sidney Toledano said in a statement which we received this afternoon. “Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities.”
However www.sleek-mag.com reports a different story with an eye-witness who claims that the event was not as dramatic as previously claimed and that Dior’s creative director may not have been at fault.
With Paris Fashion week fast approaching the Dior show will no doubt be front and centre of the news as we see what happens without its main man !!