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Suspended Christian Dior creative director John Galliano arrived at a Paris police station in the city's 3rd arrondissment this afternoon to meet his accusers face-to-face and answer allegations that he drunkenly assaulted a woman and hurled anti-Semitic epithets at a couple and another complainant in two separate incidents. Galliano was mobbed by press upon his arrival.
The Dior show is scheduled to take place on March 4th during Paris Fashion Week. No word yet on whether Galliano will participate or take his customary final bow. Dior has not made any further comment about Galliano's future at the company. Earlier this morning, video showing Galliano declaring "I love Hitler" was obtained and released by the Sun.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, last Thursday's allegations by curator Geraldine Bloch and her boyfriend Philippe Virgitti were filed after Galliano ranted at them at popular fashion haunt La Perle:
‘Dirty Jew face, you should be dead’, adding ‘shut your mouth, dirty bitch, I can’t stand your dirty whore voice.’"I’m not Jewish," Bloch told the press, "but in these cases I feel solidarity with an Arab, a Jew."
He then turned his anger on Mr Virgitti, who was himself protesting furiously by this time, and screamed: ‘F****** Asian b*****d, I’ll kill you!’
· John Galliano mobbed by press at Paris police station [Telegraph]
· John Galliano faces the music at police station [Daily Mail]
· All John Galliano coverage [Racked]