Galliano Faces Cop Quiz As New Video Emerges
John Galliano will face further questioning on Monday over his alleged anti-Semitic rant, just hours after a video of the fashion designer purportedly praising Adolf Hitler was leaked online.
The flamboyant couturier was arrested last Thursday over accusations he hurled insults at two strangers in a Parisian bar.
He was taken to a nearby police station but later released without charge. His lawyer, Stephane Zerbib, went on to blast the couple’s claims and Galliano is preparing to sue the pair for defamation after he was suspended by bosses at Christian Dior, where he is head designer.
But the fashion king is now facing further questioning at the Paris public prosecutor’s office, where he will meet with authorities on Monday, according to his lawyer.
Zerbib says, “They have to find out the truth. If the public prosecutor’s office decides it is an emergency case, things could go very quickly.”
Galliano is also facing further scandal following the release of a new video, which apparently shows him lashing out at a group of drinkers in a bar.
In the footage, posted on the website of British newspaper The Sun, Galliano is heard slurring his words as he tells the group: “I love Hitler… People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f**king gassed.”