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John Galliano loses dismissal case in Paris labour court

John Galliano loses dismissal case in Paris labour court

The British designer's fight for justice


John Galliano has lost his wrongful dismissal case against his former fashion employers at Dior – with the designer claiming they were fully aware of his addictions to medications and his unstable state

The renowned designer who was granted the right to have his complaint heard in the labour court in Paris, has now been asked to pay between $3 million and $16.25 million to Christian Dior and John Galliano, after the court rejected his claims of wrongful dismissal. The designer said that, in knowing about his many addictions, Dior and Galliano's parent company LVMH neglected its duty to take care of him. 

"I can't let the 17 years I spent and enjoyed at Dior be blackened like this," he said in a statement in court, according to WWD. "I did not realise that its success, multiplying its sales by four, came at a destructive and exorbitant cost: my physical and mental health. Always more work, always more obligations, always more pressure, a dangerous and pathological spiral, without control." 

Chantal Giraud-van Gaver, the designer's lawyer, and Galliano gave no further comments following the hearing and the designer made no further statement as he was accompanied walking out the courtroom with his long-term partner Alexis Roche. 

The designer's close friends claim that Galliano is now in the best physical and mental shape of his life, getting prepared to take the reins at Maison Martin Margiela after being out of the fashion industry for three years. 

 

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