Second French woman takes on Galliano (Lead, Changing dateline)By DPA, IANS
Monday, February 28, 2011
PARIS - Dior designer John Galliano faces more allegations
of making anti-Semitic remarks after a second woman laid a complaint
against the British couturier, a French newspaper reported Monday.
The young woman told police Galliano made the remarks in the same
bistro in the trendy Marais neighbourhood of central Paris where he
allegedly verbally abused a couple last week, Le Parisien reported.
Dior suspended Galliano over that complaint, saying it had a policy of “zero tolerance” on racist or anti-Semitic behaviour.
Galliano has vehemently denied the allegations and accused the couple of defamation. His lawyer told Le Parisien he was not aware of the latest
The woman who came forward at the weekend alleged that the flamboyant
designer picked on her as she was talking with a group of friends.
She had not laid a complaint until now because she thought he was just drunk, the paper reported, without detailing the nature of the alleged insult.
Galliano, 50, has been Dior’s creative director since the mid-1990s.