John Galliano - John Galliano To Sue Dior?
Outspoken fashion designer John Gallion allegedly plans to sue his former employer for $15 million.
John Galliano is reportedly suing his former employer Dior for $15 million.
The controversial fashion designer - who became creative director at Dior in 1996 - has reportedly filed an employee/employer dispute claim with French the industrial tribunal Paris Conseil des prud'hommes and a court hearing is scheduled for February 4 2013, according to The Telegraph newspaper.
Galliano was dismissed by Dior in March 2012 after he was accused of making drunken anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris bar, which he blamed on his addictions to DRUGS and alcohol.
Sidney Toledano, The Fashion house's president and CEO, said at the time: ''I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are a total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior.''
The 51-year-old British designer has also recently been stripped of France's prestigious Legion d'Honneur award because of his conviction for racism.
He was presented with the award at the ElysÃ©e Palace in 2010 and held the title alongside other several other fashion greats such as Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs and Azzedine AlaÃ¯a.
Galliano - who was awarded the British Fashion Designer of the Year award four times - has been keeping a low profile since the incident.