By  on September 8, 2011

PARIS — A Paris court has found John Galliano guilty of uttering racist and anti-Semitic insults at a Paris cafe following a series of drunken altercations that prompted his dismissal from Christian Dior in March after 15 years as creative director.

But the British designer got off relatively lightly, with the court sentencing him to suspended fines totaling 6,000 euros, or $8,400. In addition, it ordered him to pay three plaintiffs and five antidiscrimination groups 1 euro, or $1.40, each in symbolic damages and a combined 16,500 euros, or $23,200, in costs.

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