John Galliano Suspended From Dior After Alleged Assault [Updated]

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John Galliano has been suspended from Dior after allegedly verbally accosting a couple that was sitting at an outdoor café table in Paris's Marais district last night. According to French police sources, he supposedly made anti-Semitic remarks. "For the moment we don't know what led him to address the couple," the police source told the AFP. "We don't yet know if they knew each other or not."

Galliano was briefly detained by the police, who found that he had been drinking alcohol but released him because no charges have yet been filed. Galliano's lawyer, Stephane Zerbib, told the AFP that the designer "formally denies the accusations of anti-Semitism made against him ... [he] is not at all in this state of mind [and] will explain later." Zerbib added that "legal action will be taken against those making such accusations."

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