GALLIANO UPDATE: John Galliano’s legal problems continue to mount. The designer, who is to stand trial in Paris on a charge of public insult, will have legal action taken against him today by his former lawyer, Stéphane Zerbib. Zerbib was recently dismissed following the alleged discovery of irregularities in respect to his firm’s administration of Galliano’s financial affairs over a number of years. Reached by phone on Sunday, Zerbib confirmed that he and his lawyer, Emma Lapijower, will today file a charge of defamation against Galliano, among other complaints. Galliano was recently dismissed from Dior and his namesake house in the wake of charges that he hurled anti-Semitic and racial slurs at three people during altercations at a Paris bar, and after an explosive video whirled through cyberspace depicting Galliano saying, in a slurred voice, “I love Hitler.” Paris’ High Court is expected on Thursday to set a date for Galliano’s trial.
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