Galliano Faces Judge
The NYTimes report on the courtroom proceedings of today’s trial is a very sad story for such a talented designer.
At one point, the presiding judge, Anne-Marie Sauteraud, asked his current profession.
“I have none,” he said, almost inaudibly.
Then he issued a plea to the judge to take note of his work, inspired by his travel to diverse countries.
“I know what it feels to be discriminated against,” Mr. Galliano testified, noting that his real name is Juan and that his mother is Spanish. “We moved to south London when I was 6 years old and aware that I was gay. I was sent to a difficult English boys school and you can imagine that children can be cruel.”
The court’s decision will come on Sept. 8.
About 100 French and foreign journalists are waiting for John Galliano’s Parisian court appearance today. The former head designer for Christian Dior will answer charges surrounding his alleged anti-Semetic tirade in a bar located in the Parisian bar.