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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.

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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.”