Galliano facing jail time as case heads to trial
Fashion designer John Galliano is facing a six-month prison sentence as he prepares to stand trial in France this summer over allegations he hurled anti-Semitic remarks at a couple during a night out in Paris.
The shamed couturier hit headlines in February after he was accused of making racist insults, while a video which purportedly showed him praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler later emerged on the internet.
The scandal cost him his job as head designer at Christian Dior, while he was also fired from the board of his own label.
Police have been investigating the allegations against Galliano and authorities in France have now announced he will stand trial in the country's capital in June.
He faces up to six months in prison and a £19,375 fine if he is convicted of making "public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity", according to the Associated Press.