The John Galliano Anti-Semitism Defense: Drugs!

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John Galliano entered a courtroom in Paris today to face charges of "public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity."

The former head of Christian Dior faces a possible sentencing of six months in jail for hurling anti-Semitic remarks at a Jewish couple in France this February. He told them he loved Hitler and made references to how their people were "gassed."

Such talk, labeled as "racial prejudice," is illegal in that country.

John Galliano Enters Court

Galliano has since apologized for the outburst, but it will take more than that to get the fashion guru off.

Aurelien Hamelle, Galliano's attorney, tells E! News she'll portray her client as an addict.

"He had a triple addiction to alcohol, benzodiazepine (Valium) and sleeping pills... The combined effect of these drugs is a state of complete and utter abandon," Hamelle said. "When he was in that state he had no way of knowing or remembering what he said."

A verdict on the trial will likely not be announced for a couple months.

UPDATE: Galliano took the stand today and said: “I have a triple addiction. I’m a recovering alcoholic and a recovering addict,” adding that he often blacks out after binges.



While he may not remember what he said & why, he needs to accept blame even partial blame for his actions. He wouldnt have said anything or expresed thoughts that wasnt already rolling around in that expanse known as his mind.


As a former 'indulger' in certain substance I must agree,,,,there are times you have NO memory of saying or doing certain things....
I am sure most people will think this is some BS excuse but it is very true. complete and utter abandon indeed, just ask my ex boyfriend!!
Good Luck to an incredibly talented designer albeit a possible addicted one....his whole life & career should not be thrown down he crapper over this. you can't blink at anyone anywhere anymore without it be a federal case....

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