John Galliano, former designer for luxury label Dior, will attend trial in Paris on Wednesday. The designer is standing trial over allegedly spouting anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris cafe in February. Galliano was fired from Dior soon after.
Galliano has been in rehad ever since the incident but sources say he will be in court for the initial hearing.
A source told British 'Vogue,' John is still in rehab. The treatment will be long and arduous-and ongoing for a long time in the future-but he is humble, apologetic and hopeful that he can recover.
The initial hearing will take place before three judges and no jury, as it's a small incident. The hearing is expected to last around four or five hours as both sides will present witnesses and evidence.
Galliano, 50, is expected to blame his alleged outburst on a drug and alcohol addiction and claim that he can't remember what happened. Galliano's lawyer Aurelien Hamelle said, he does not remember because he was in an altered state.
Hamelle also said of Galliano's comments, They do not reflect what he thinks. He's not anti-Semitic or racist.