John Galliano admits addiction to drink and anti-depressants

John Galliano admits addiction to drink and anti-depressants

I don”t remember calling woman in a bar “dirty Jewish face”, says John Galliano as he admits addiction to drink and anti-depressants

6:18 PM on 22nd June 2011

Sombre: Designer John Galliano arriving at court in Paris today where he is on trial for anti-Semitic attacks

Sombre: Designer John Galliano arriving at court in Paris today where he is on trial for anti-Semitic attacks

Protected: British designer Galliano leaves court in Paris with a burly minder by his side

Protected: British designer Galliano leaves court in Paris with a burly minder by his side

Defence: Galliano

Defence: Galliano”s lawyer Aurelien Hamelle arrives at the Paris court house as his trial begins

Galliano, pictured posing at the Dior Haute Couture spring/summer 2010 collection presentation in Paris, was under so much pressure at the time of the alleged incident that he was taking Valium pills

Galliano, pictured posing at the Dior Haute Couture spring/summer 2010 collection presentation in Paris, was under so much pressure at the time of the alleged incident that he was taking Valium pills “like they were candy”, said his lawyer

In February, the designer is said to have called Geraldine Bloch, a museum curator, a

In February, the designer is said to have called Geraldine Bloch, a museum curator, a “dirty Jew” and her boyfriend, receptionist Philippe Virgitti, a “dirty Asian” during a drunken rant in La Perle, a bar next door to his Paris flat

High-profile friends: John Galliano with model Kate Moss

High-profile friends: John Galliano with model Kate Moss