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  9/8/2011, Elul 9, 5771

Conviction, No Punishment for Galliano Anti-Semitism


A Paris court convicted former Christian Dior designer John Galliano, Thursday, on charges of "public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity", stemming from a pair of Anti-Semitic incidents in February. The court gave Galliano a suspended 6,000-Euro ($8,400) fine, citing the apology made to the plaintiffs during his trial in June.

The incidents led to the fashion house firing the Briton, who said, during the trial, that he was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs and could not recall the incidents. Shortly after the incidents for which he was charged, Galliano was caught on video saying, "I love Hitler."