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No Verdict For Galliano

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After hours of testimony, John Galliano will have to wait another 3 months to learn his fate for hurling anti-semitic slurs.

The trial was only supposed to last the afternoon, but dragged on all the way past 10pm!!!

When court was finally adjourned the three judges said they will reconvene on September 8th with their verdict.

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Galliano's New Defense: Addicted To Painkillers

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John Galliano is set to go on trial for his anti-semitic rants back in March and his new lawyer is ready to duke it out with the prosecutors.

Aurelien Hamelle, who took over for Stephane Zerbib after being fired last month, says his client WILL testify his addiction to booze and pills are responsible for the hateful words.

Hamelle claims Galliano started hitting the bottle and popping Valium like "candy" to cope with the pressures of making money for Dior and managing his own line.

His lawyer continues:

"It's clear that John Galliano was ill when this happened. He had a triple addiction to alcohol, benzodiazepine (Valium) and sleeping pills. The combined effect of these drugs left him in a state of complete and utter abandon…When he was in that state he had no way of knowing or remembering what he said. Every witness at the cafe has said he was in an abnormal condition."

Inneresting defense, but is it strong enough?

Do U think Galliano's "addiction" defense will keep him out of jail???

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  • Possibly (46%)
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Galliano's Accuser Doesn't Think He's Racist

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It's been 2 weeks since John Galliano was arrested for his anti-Semitic remarks and in a strange twist his accuser is coming to his defense!

Philipe Virgitti told the Times:

"For me it was a simple bar dispute. We were having a beer when he sat beside us. He got aggressive, turned to my friend and said 'Your voice is annoying me, you're speaking too loudly'."

When asked about the words Galliano hurled at them, Virgitti admitted he didn't think the designer meant them, adding:

"I don't think he is racist or anti-Semitic. I just think he's very ill. John Galliano does not deserve this. I would like Mr Galliano to benefit from this unhappy story by drinking a little less and getting back to making the dresses and shows that he did so well."

Inneresting.

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  • Ill (42%)
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John Galliano's Lawyer Speaks

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Ever since John Galliano issued an apology last week, things from his camp have been relatively quiet — that is until now.

The designer's lawyer Stephane Zerbib, who by the way is Jewish, recently sat down for a lengthy interview with Isreal's YNet News to talk about the circumstances surrounding his client's case.

Here's what he had to say:

Your client is accused of making rather harsh anti-Semitic comments. What is your explanation for this?
"I have no explanation. It could happen to any one of us. Anyone can go to a bar, drink a little and get into a fight with someone."

So alcohol is to blame?
"It’s alcohol mixed with medications. You're very vulnerable when you're in this state. People who don’t know the case can afford to say things and they all have opinions. It's easy to talk, criticize, be appalled. But these people don't know what really happened."

Cynics would say he hired you specifically because you are Jewish.
"If it amuses them let them say it. But I have been John Galliano's lawyer for the past seven years. It has nothing to do with the fact that I have a Jewish name."

Did you sense his alleged prejudices over the years?
"Never"

Were you surprised by the recent publications?
"Very. I'm not the only one – everyone was surprised. I heard about it that same Thursday, but there was no talk of anti-Semitism at the time. The cops weren't handling it as a case of anti-Semitism."

So what were they investigating?
"An argument between people, like people fight in a bar."

Strange, there have been anti-Semitic quotes in the press.
"Yes, that's the complaint the woman filed."

And you still believe he never made such comments.
"Yes"

In your experience, what kind of a person is he?
"He's polite, courteous, very human. His collections have always been about tolerance, openness, love and mutual respect. He even did a show inspired by the homeless to remind us of the creativity of those struggling to make it with little financial means."

Stephane also refused to comment on Galliano's whereabouts for "his own good" and believes the video of his client was staged.

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DVF Calls Galliano's Anti-Semitic Comments "Unacceptable"

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Never one to shy away from voicing her opinion, Diane von Furstenberg is finally speaking out about John Galliano's anti-Semitic verbal diarrhea.

During an appearance on The Gayle King Show, DVF told Oprah's BFF:

"As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, I find what he said was absolutely unacceptable. Having said that, I think he was provoked and he was clearly not in a normal state."

When asked if she thought Galliano should have been fired, Diane simply replied: "That's not for me to say".

Thoughts???

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Charlie Sheen Reveals He's Jewish; Plans To Travel To Haiti With Sean Penn

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Wait, what??

We can barely keep up with the crazy anymore!

Continuing to stir the pot of insanity, Charlie Sheen called into Access Hollywood Live on Friday and revealed his Jewish heritage to hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. He said:

"My mom is Jewish. Here’s where it gets confusing – we don’t know who her father was. But she is, in fact, Jewish. So, I guess that would make me Jewish, and my children Jewish. And Brooke [Mueller], my ex-wife is Jewish. So, I guess I should’ve rolled all that out too."

Billy then chimed in and told Charlie, "You’re getting accused of anti-Semitic remarks – you might want to say, 'By the way, I’m Jewish!'"

Instead of denying the anti-Semitic claims, Charlie responded with, "I know, I know — stupid me. I just got caught sleeping. Caught napping. Which is rare for me. Anywho…. But, I’m proud of it. There you have it."

Meanwhile, he also told the hosts that he plans to travel to Haiti next week with his pal Sean Penn and work with Sean's J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Charlie added:

"We’re going to do a couple things first and then it looks like we’re heading down [to Haiti]. And I’m excited as hell because, you know, if I can bring the attention of the world down there, then clearly this tsunami keeps cresting."

Well, he does have a point. If Charlie's crazy and drama-filled PR tour can create awareness and do some good for the world, then maybe it was all worth it in the end.

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Sheen's Ex Has An Alibi To Prove She Didn't Fake Anti-Semitic Charlie Sheen Texts!

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Yeah, despite his delusions, we're pretty sure that he has NO case when it comes to this!

As we've reported, Brooke Mueller reclaimed her children and secured a restraining order against Charlie Sheen after he violently threatened her life and sent her an Anti-Semetic text that reads, "I must execute mark b like the stoopid jew pig that he is," and of course, the troubled actor has denied writing it, and even claimed that Brooke sent it from his phone to frame him!

However, we're hearing now that there is NO possible way she could have, because during the time that it was sent, Mueller was filming her reality show with Paris Hilton in Los Feliz!

Sources close to her have also confirmed that she is currently 100% sober.

Thank goodness! Clearly, her judgment may not always be sound - we're still confused about why she would start living with him, let alone vacation with his harem - but ANYWHERE is better for those kids to be living than with him, and we're happy to hear that she's clean.

Keep those kids safe, gurl.

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