John Galliano: Racist or victim of amoral industry?

John Galliano: Racist or victim of amoral industry?

Vile racist or victim of an amoral industryToday John Galliano faces trial for vicious race abuse… but is the fashion world which ignored his deadly addictions equally to blame

9:36 AM on 22nd June 2011

Centre stage: At the end of his shows he would lap up the applause like a modern-day circus master

Centre stage: At the end of his shows he would lap up the applause like a modern-day circus master

Galliano, arriving for an earlier hearing, has always maintained he did nothing wrong

Galliano, arriving for an earlier hearing, has always maintained he did nothing wrong

Undercover footage: Prosecutors are expected to argue that whatever his personal problems, Galliano is an outspoken bigot whose deep prejudices rose to the surface while he was drunk

Undercover footage: Prosecutors are expected to argue that whatever his personal problems, Galliano is an outspoken bigot whose deep prejudices rose to the surface while he was drunk

Before the scandal: Jewish Hollywood star Natalie Portman has shunned Galliano since his arrest over a racist rant

Before the scandal: Jewish Hollywood star Natalie Portman has shunned Galliano since his arrest over a racist rant