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John Galliano detained after making “anti-Semitic” remarks

British fashion designer John Galliano has reportedly been detained by police in Paris for alleged assault and making anti-Semitic remarks.

According to reports, Galliano, who is head of the French couture house Christian Dior, was detained on Thursday evening after he allegedly verbally abused a couple in a cafe in the Marais district of Paris. He has been released pending charges being filed, according to sources quoted in the French press.

Galliano was said to be drinking at a bar before the incident. He was then arrested and taken to a local police station and later escorted back to his house with no charges filed against him.

Reuters was told by a police source that the outburst was prompted by stress ahead of his upcoming show at Paris Fashion Week.

Dior has refused to comment on the incident according to newspapers.

Galliano was named head designer at Dior in 2006 and has been based in Paris for 20 years.

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