Galliano racist slur on video; Natalie Portman condemns him
Things don't look terribly good for John Galliano right now. The designer has met with his accuser at the police station following last week's arrest, however a second complaint has been filed against the designer relating to his anti-Semitic remarks at La Perle cafe in Paris. A video reportedly also taken at La Perle, has been uploaded by The Sun. It is not known as yet when or where the video was actually taken. The clip shows an intoxicated Galliano talking to two women neither of whom are believed to be Jewish. After stating he loves Hitler, the designer goes on to say "people like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers, would be f*cking gassed and f*cking dead."
Christian Dior suspended Galliano on Friday, until an investigation can be carried out. Adding to the company's woes is a new statement released by Dior ambassador Natalie Portman, in which she condemns Galliano's actions.
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Portman, who took home the Best Actress Oscar on Sunday night, is also the face of Miss Dior Cherie fragrance. In response to the video of the designer, she released a statement Monday night, saying: "I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano's comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful."
It is unclear at this stage if this will affect her contract with the fashion house. Dior has emphasised its zero tolerance regarding racism and anti-Semitism policy. Galliano hasn't been charged, and there is no clue as to whether the matter will go to court. Although he has filed a claim of defamation and injury against the couple, Geraldine Bloch and Philippe Virgiti, who were the first to accuse him of making anti-Semitic slurs.