Designer Galliano denies anti-Semitism at Paris trial

22nd June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano on Wednesday told a Paris court he was not anti-Semitic and that the racial abuse he subjected cafe customers to was done in a haze of alcohol and drugs.

"All my life I have fought against prejudice, intolerance and discrimination, having been subjected to it myself," he said after a judge invited him to comment on a video in which he delivers anti-Jewish insults.

"These are not the sentiments of John Galliano," he said. "I do not have these views and I have never held them."

He earlier told the court that he suffered from a triple addiction to alcohol, valium and sleeping pills.

© 2011 AFP

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