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Designer Galliano denies anti-Semitism, apologizes


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/fashion/article/designer_galliano_denies_anti-semitism_apologizes_20110302

Fashion designer John Galliano denied accusations of anti-Semitism and racism that cost him his job, but he also apologized for his behavior and "personal failure." "I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I find myself," Galliano said in a public statement issued Wednesday, adding that he is "seeking help." The fashion house Dior announced Tuesday that it was firing its star creator after a video surfaced this week showing Galliano praising Hitler, and a second complaint of anti-Semitism was filed against him regarding events that took place last October.

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