On Friday, John Galliano was suspended as the chief designer by House of Dior, as a couple in Paris complained that this fashion guru assaulted them with racial and religions slurs.
Specifically, patrons at a bar called La Perle told authorities that Galliano hurled anti-Semitic insults in their direction, a charge the designer’s lawyer “formally denies,” adding: “legal action will be taken against those making such accusations.”
This allegation may now be harder to deny, however.
In a newly-released cell phone video, posted by Great Britain’s The Sun, Galliano slurs his words and tells a woman: “I love Hitler. People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f—ing gassed.”
When asked where he’s from, Galliano replies: “Your asshole.”
Under French law, the stating of anti-Semitic remarks qualifies as “incitement to racial prejudice.” It’s a criminal offense that can carry a sentence of up to six months in prison.