Monday, February 28, 2011
Video surfaces of John Galliano's anti-Semitic rant
The Dior designer was arrested in Paris Friday morning for an alleged assault in a café the previous evening. Galliano reportedly accosted a couple while under the influence of alcohol, making some anti-Semitic and racial remarks.
Galliano also allegedly pulled a woman's hair and told her she had a "dirty Jew face," and hurled racial slurs at her companion, who is of partial Asian ethnicity.
The video of Galliano's rant was posted by British tabloid the Sun this morning is said to have been filmed at the same cafe, but not on the same evening as Galliano's arrest.
In the cell-phone video, the seemingly drunk designer is seen hurling anti-Semitic insults at patrons nearby.
“I love Hitler,” he says. “People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f**king gassed.”
This video adds to the drama that escalated on the weekend, when a second police complaint was lodged against the designer.
A 48-year-old woman came forward, asserting he had subjected her to a similar tirade at the same locale on Oct. 9.
Galliano is currently suspended from Dior during the investigation of these alleged remarks.
“Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any antisemitic or racist words or behaviour…Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities," the French fashion house said in an official statement.
You can watch the video below, but be warned, it is highly offensive.