John Galliano is planning to sue Dior for a reported €15 million in a French labour court, according to The Daily Telegraph. The French fashion house's former creative director has allegedly filed a dispute with the industrial tribunal Paris Conseil des prud'hommes that's thought to centre on the terms of his contract. Galliano was fired from his position at Dior in March 2011 after he was filmed making anti-Semitic comments in a bar in Paris. He has since been receiving treatment for his alcohol and drug addictions.
Last week Galliano faced fresh humiliation when the recently appointed French President Francois Hollande stripped him of his membership in the country's Legion of Honour, which he was awarded in 2010. The title is held by fashion industry leaders including Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa and Marc Jacobs.
The hearing is scheduled for February 2013.