John Galliano, former Christian Dior designer, was sentenced Thursday by uttering anti-Semitic insults. He was imposed a 6,000 euros fine (8,400 dollars). However, Galliano, who was not present in court is not obliged to pay that sum.
The Paris court found him guilty of uttering “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” in two incidents in a bar of the French capital.
Galliano said he could not remember the incident because at that time he was under alcohol and drugs prescription effects. He added that he regretted “the sadness moment that has caused this whole thing.”