6,000 euros — that’s the price disgraced fashion designer John Galliano will have to pay for anti-
semitic slurs uttered at the La Perle bar in Paris.
court decided to “impose on him a penalty of a suspended fine, so the
fine will not actually have to be paid,” his lawyer, Aurelien Hamelle,
said on Thursday. The former creative director for the Dior fashion
house will, however, have to pay a symbolic one-euro fine to each of the
victims who have been insulted and to each of the five local
associations that took civil action.
“An icon has been debunked, and
it was all his fault,” reacted Yves Beddouk, attorney of one of the
victims. “And that’s the real price for him.”
Hamelle thanked the
court at the Palais de Justice. “The court here took into account ...
the fact that he was sick at the time of the event of a triple addiction
to alcohol. Now Mr. Galliano is ... looking forward to the future and
hope that people will, with time, understand and forgive.”