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Dior Severs Ties With John Galliano Following Anti-Semitic Allegations

01/03/2011 15:43 | Updated 22 May 2015

John Galliano and his lawyer Stephane Zerbib in Paris yesterday evening. Photo: PA

Dior has fired John Galliano, following mounting allegations that the star designer made anti-Semitic and racial slurs on several occasions.

According to WWD a statement made by Dior's president Sidney Toledano, criticises the designer's "odious behaviour" adding, "I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior."

The Sun released a shocking mobile phone video yesterday showing the British designer abusing patrons in a cafe with anti-Semitic insults. "I love Hitler," he says. "People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f**king gassed."

According to the tabloid, the video was taken at La Perle, the same cafe where the designer allegedly attacked Géraldine Bloch and Philippe Virgiti last week which lead to his arrest and suspension from Dior.

The statement from Dior comes after Natalie Portman, a face for Christian Dior fragrance, openly condemned Galliano and disassociated herself from the designer.

It's reported that Dior still plans to go ahead with its autumn/winter 2011/12 show on Friday during Paris Fashion Week.

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