John Galliano Found Guilty of Hate Crimes

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John Galliano was found guilty of hate crimes in a Paris court yesterday.

The fashion designer, who claimed a drug problem was the basis for his Anti-Semitic rant in February, received a light sentence on Thursday, as a judge issued a suspended fine of 6,000 euros ($8,500), as well as a symbolic one euro fine to one of the plaintiffs in the case.

Galliano will not serve any jail time.

John Galliano Photograph

Said the attorney for the former House of Dior employee:

"It's a fair decision and a wise decision by the tribunal. Mr Galliano is relieved after several months. He wishes to apologize and he acknowledges that he caused harm. I think he's relieved that all this is now behind him."

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