On the heels of last week's news that French President Francois Hollande decided to strip Galliano of his Legion of Honor award, which the designer recieved in 2010, new reports claim that Galliano is suing his former employer, Dior, for €15 million. The dispute was filed with the Conseil des Prud'hommes and the hearing is scheduled to take place in Paris on February 4.
Whether or not the remarks the designer made last year were charged solely by his addicitions, anti-Semitism is treated very harshly in France — and the legal system has not been very friendly to Galliano in the recent past: apart from President Hollande's decision to strip Galliano's Legion of Honor award, last June, the French court found him guilty of anti-Semitism and fined him €6,000.
But if Galliano's moving ahead with the suit against Dior, he must think he has a chance to win. Which means there's something in his defense we haven't heard before. I don't know how this is all going to turn out, but I want to know.
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