FASHION designer John Galliano has faced his accusers at a local Paris police station, a couple who said he made anti-Semitic slurs – illegal in France – after a video emerged of the creator praising Adolf Hitler.
Monday’s hearing was closed to the public but a police officer who had knowledge of it said of Galliano: ‘‘ He denied all the accusations against him.’’
Also testifying were Galliano’ schauffeur and an employee of The Perle, the trendy Paris cafe where the insults were allegedly made. Both said they did not hear any anti-Semitic or racist remarks there.
Christian Dior has sus- pended Galliano, its creative director, pending an inquiry, citing its ‘‘ zero-tolerance’’ policy on anti-Semitism. The fashion house is scheduled to present its autumn-winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear show on Friday as part of Paris fashion week.