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What the Heck? John Galliano's Accuser is Now Defending Him

Really? No, REALLY? After all this hooplah, the drama, the theatrics, the firing and the subsequent trip to rehab the gentleman who initially accused John Galliano of verbal assault is now reneging on his original story. In an interview with Le Parisien accuse Philippe Virgiti now admits that he no longer believes that Galliano is anti-semetic, but believes that he is "sick" and was provoked.

From a translated portion of the interview, courtesy of The Huffington Post:

Do you confirm that he made anti-Semitic remarks?
Yes. But, today, I am convinced that he didn't believe what he was saying. I don't think he is racist or anti-Semitic. Since the incident, I've learned about his work. I've seen that he put different cultures into his designs. I think that, more importantly, he is very sick and that, above all, he was provoked.

But, in the meantime, you've maintained your complaint?
Yes. I cannot do otherwise. The legal machine started and John Galliano filed a complaint against us. But all of this has truly traumatized us. During the week, we were panicked. We said, "The people are going to destroy us, they're going to burn us." Now it's passed. I didn't even know it was John Galliano. It was only the day after [the argument] that I realized it, when I opened my computer. There was such an outburst of media around this story. For me, it was a simple bar fight. John Galliano did not deserve this. I don't want him to be destroyed like that.

This story just gets stranger and stranger.....

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