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John Galliano 'sacked from John Galliano'

British designer John Galliano has been sacked by his eponymous label just a month after he was ousted from his role at Christian Dior for alleged anti-Semitic comments, according to reports.

It is understood the board of the label met recently and decided to eject the designer, however the label has refused to confirm the claims.

French fashion house Christian Dior formerly severed ties with its head designer at the beginning of March after his spectacular fall from grace.

Luxury US department store Saks is understood to have pulled the label last month. According to reports Saks pulled the menswear collection from its New York store, following Galliano’s alleged racist comments and erratic behaviour.

Meanwhile it has also been reported that Christian Dior, which owns 91% of John Galliano, has received unsolicited expressions of interest for the label. Italian licensing partners including sportswear maker Ittierre SpA and Italian based perfume company Perfume Holding have said to expressed interest.

No banks have been given authority to sell it and it has been reported that a sale of the company is not an immediate priority.

Galliano was suspended from his role in February after being arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks. Galliano initially said he would counter-sue the couple who made the allegations for defamation, but came under renewed pressure after a shocking video emerged, purporting to show Galliano in a racist rant. He later apologised for his behaviour.

Galliano is to stand trial at a high court however a date for proceedings has not yet been announced but is expected to be announced on May 12. He could face a prison sentence or a fine of 22,500 (£19,916).

According to reports, Galliano completed an “intensive” one-month treatment at a rehabilitation centre in America and is now in extended “after care.”

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