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John Galliano could face jail

John Galliano could face up to six months behind bars as he stands trial for his alleged anti-Semitic comments.

French prosecutors announced yesterday evening that the British designer would stand trial for his outburst.

The trial likely to take place in the next three months. If found guilty of making anti-Semitic remarks Galliano could spend up to six months in prison and have to pay a €22,500 (£19,000) fine.

Meanwhile Christian Dior has said its Paris Fashion Week show scheduled for Friday would go on despite sacking its head designer. A Dior spokeswoman told Reuters: “The show is being maintained. The invitations have been sent out and the seating has been done as usual. No one has informed us they are not planning to come.”

Yesterday Galliano issued a statement in which he apologised “unreservedly” for his recent outburst - but denied claims of anti-Semitic behaviour and said he would sue the people who made them.

In a statement issued through his British legal firm, Harbottle and Lewis, said: “Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behaviour in causing any offence.”

Galliano added that he took “responsibility for the circumstances” in which he found himself. However, he used the same statement to “completely deny” the claims made against him.

The designer will reportedly check into The Meadows rehab clinic in Arizona.

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