John Galliano apologises for ‘any offence caused’

The designer has issued an official apology for the alleged anti-Semetic outburst that cost him his job

John Galliano has issued an apology following his arrest for allegedly making anti-Semitic comments.

READ: JOHN GALLIANO SACKED FROM DIOR

The disgraced designer was first detained last week following an alleged altercation with a couple in a Parisian bar. A video emerged shortly afterwards of a second incident, showing Galliano drunkenly praising Hitler.

This revelation lead to him being fired by Dior, who immediately condemned his ‘odious behaviour.’

Galliano has now released an official statement through a British legal firm, apologising for any offence caused, and confirming he will be taking legal action.

‘Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behavior in causing any offence,’ he said.

The British-born designer then goes on to argue that he was ‘subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing.’

‘For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me.’

READ: JOHN GALLIANO SACKED FROM DIOR

DIOR COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2011

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