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Designer John Galliano Convicted of Making “Public Insults,” Just in Time for Fashion Week

A Paris court has convicted former Christian Dior designer John Galliano of making anti-Semitic remarks, slapping the foul-mouthed fashionisto with a $8,400 fine, $23,200 in court fees, and a suspended sentence, the AP reports.

Earlier this year, Galliano was famously caught on camera hurling insults at fellow patrons of a Paris bar. Despite his claim that he was unaware of his actions due to alcohol and prescription drugs, French authorities didn't take too kindly to his hate-filled spiel and found him guilty of "public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity," a decision that reflects the court's celebrities-aren't-above-the-law policy.

What do you think? Did the designer deserve a tougher sentence?

Source: Associated Press, LA Times

09.8.2011 / 08:20 PM EDT by Tim Hayne
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