Label dumps fashion legend John Galliano after arrest

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2011, 18:22 PM IST

London: Brit fashion legend John Galliano’s label has dumped him after being arrested on suspicion of assault and anti-Semitism.

According to the police, he has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks after a late-night drinking session in Paris which saw him attack a couple in a cafe, reports the Sun.

In France, making anti-Semitic remarks is punishable by up to six months in prison—but Galliano has not been charged with any offence.

Famed fashion house Christian Dior announced it was suspending him as creative director as a police official said he had also exchanged slaps with the couple.

The firm said in a statement it is was making the move pending an investigation into the incident.

Cops said the 50-year-old had drunk the equivalent of up to two bottles of wine when he was nicked.

A Paris police spokesman said: "We don``t know the precise nature of the incident but Mr Galliano was detained after a couple made a complaint last night.

"The level of alcohol in his blood was tested and he was then released. He had been drinking quite heavily,” said the spokesman.