March 2, 2011 / 6:05 PM / in 6 years

Designer Galliano to go on trial over racist insults

<p>British designer John Galliano appears at the end of his Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2011 fashion show for French fashion house Dior in Paris January 24, 2011.Benoit Tessier</p>

PARIS (Reuters) - British designer John Galliano will go on trial over accusations he made racist insults, the French public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

Galliano, sacked this week by Christian Dior, will go before a court in the second quarter of 2011, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Reporting by Astrid Wendlandt

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