Ousted Christian Dior designer John Galliano is expected to attend his trial for “public insults” in Paris on Wednesday. Following his alleged anti-Semitic tirade at a café there in the winter, and getting fired from Dior, Galliano entered rehab, reportedly in Arizona. A source tells British Vogue Galliano is still in rehab: “The treatment will be long and arduous — and ongoing for a long time in the future — but he is humble, apologetic and hopeful that he can recover.”
Since the trial is “minor,” three judges will hear the case instead of a jury. The hearing is expected to last four to five hours, with witnesses from both sides testifying, probably including the couple that claims to be victims of Galliano’s insulting remarks and has expressed sympathy for the designer following his downfall.
Galliano Trial [Vogue UK]