clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Accuser Philippe Virgitti Doesn't Think Galliano is Anti-Semitic, But Still Wants $330,000 in Financial Compensation

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

The live-Tweets from the Paris trial of John Galliano have turned their focus on the testimony of witnesses being called to the stand. Accuser Philippe Virgitti, who, this morning reportedly revealed that he was seeking €220,000 (about $330,000) in financial compensation from Galliano, testified that he does not believe Galliano to be anti-Semitic, only drunk and in a bar fight. So why is he going after the cash? Hopefully that will be illuminated as the trial proceeds.
· @cpassariello [Twitter]
· All John Galliano coverage [Racked]