9 Sep 2011

Galliano found guilty of anti-Semitic slurs

5:53 am on 9 September 2011

A court in Paris has found British fashion designer John Galliano guilty of making anti-Semitic slurs.

He was given suspended fines totalling 6000 euros ($US8,400).

Galliano, 50, said he had no recollection of the two events and denied being racist.

He apologised for his behaviour at a one-day trial in June and blamed drug and alcohol addictions for his outbursts.

Galliano was fired by the Dior fashion house over the affair.

The BBC reports he blamed mounting pressure at work and said he had developed a crippling addiction to alcohol, Valium and sleeping pills.

Galliano says he has undertaken treatment for his addictions.