Designer Galliano Headed To Rehab

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    JOHN Galliano is headed to rehab in Arizona after a French court announced today the disgraced designer will appear in court to face allegations of making “racist insults”.

    Galliano was persuaded to seek help for alcohol problems by his friends in the fashion industry, a source told the New York Times.

    While his treatment has not been confirmed, it is expected he will enter The Meadows, a facility in Wickenberg, Ariz.ona, where British singer Elton John and Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace have been patients.

    Meanwhile, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Galliano would face court for “public insults towards an individual on grounds of their origin or religion … following complaints from three people”.

    The designer will appear in a French court between April and June of this year.

    Galliano denied the claims of anti-Semitism against him but “unreservedly” apologised for his behaviour, in a statement issued today by his lawyers in London.

    “I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully co-operated with the police investigation,” the British designer said, after his arrest in Paris today on allegations of assault and making anti-Semitic remarks.

    He said: “Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behaviour in causing any offense.”

    Galliano was fired by French fashion house Dior yesterday after a video surfaced showing him insulting people in a cafe and declaring “I love Hitler”.

    The British couturier, 50, had already been suspended by the historic firm after he was arrested and questioned by French police over allegations that he had subjected a couple to a drunken, anti-Semitic tirade in Paris.

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