26 Feb '11, 1am

Dior suspends top designer Galliano after alleged assault

Dior suspends top designer Galliano after alleged assault

Police briefly detained Galliano on Thursday evening in Paris' fashionable Marais district after he allegedly verbally accosted a couple in a bar. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS - FASHION house Dior on Friday suspended John Galliano after police questioned its flamboyant star designer for allegedly assaulting a couple and using anti-Semitic insults in a Paris bar. Police briefly detained Galliano on Thursday evening in Paris' fashionable Marais district after he allegedly verbally accosted a couple in a bar. Galliano's lawyer strongly denied accusations of anti-Semitism. 'The House of Dior declares with the greatest firmness its policy of zero tolerance with regard to any anti-Semitic or racist statement or attitude,' Dior boss Sidney Toledano said in a statement. 'Pending the outcome of the enquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from all duties,' said Dior, which is own...

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