The Person Who Sold the Video of Galliano Saying He Loves Hitler Is ‘Very Happy’ With Its Profits

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As John Galliano's biggest supporters question the validity of that video, which depicted him saying he loves Hitler among other appalling things, some information about its origins are coming out, though nothing terribly revelatory. The video, which seemingly clinched Dior's decision to fire Galliano, was sold to newspaper The Sun by CitizenSide, which brokers such paparazzi footage, for an undisclosed sum. The company's founder, Philippe Checinski, told a radio station in France that "a contributor" sent him the video. Not identifying who made the video, Checinski added, "As soon as we received it we knew it was a big deal."

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