Dior designer detained after alleged anti-Semitic insults

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 25, 2011 16:46

PARIS— Dior designer John Galliano was briefly detained after a spat in a Paris restaurant in which he allegedly made anti-Semitic comments, officials said on Friday.

An official with the Paris prosecutor's office said a couple in the restaurant accused Galliano of making anti-Semitic insults. A police official said Friday that Galliano also exchanged slaps with the couple.

The flamboyant British designer was questioned and released after the Thursday night incident. Both officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing say Galliano's blood alcohol levels were high.

The Dior fashion house would not comment on the incident.


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