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The house of Dior has suspended creative director John Galliano after reports surfaced that he was arrested in Paris Thursday for alleged assault and making anti-Semitic remarks. Though Galliano was released from police custody not long after his detention, Dior's CEO Sidney Toledano has issued a statement saying: "Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any antisemitic or racist words or behaviour. Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities." No word on how this will affect the Dior fall 2011 show scheduled to take place during Paris fashion week on the afternoon of March 4th.
· Dior suspends Galliano pending racism inquiry [Reuters]
· John Galliano arrested in Paris for assault and anti-Semitic remarks [Racked]