John Galliano was unable to obtain damages through the court from his former employers - the management of Dior and John Galliano: instead, he would have to pay both companies a symbolic sum of one euro. The court's decision was rather unexpected, given that Galliano was the plaintiff in the case. He sued Dior and John Galliano for wrongful dismissals and hoped to recover from them between 2.4 and 13 million euros. Galliano said that the management of both companies was well aware of his alcohol and drug addictions that preceded the incident due to which he was fired (recall that in 2011, due to anti-Semitic statements, Galliano was fired from Dior with a scandal, and then from John Galliano). However, the court made a different decision.
“I cannot allow the 17 years I spent at Dior to be overshadowed by these events. All those years that I was the creative director of this fashion house, I did not understand that for its success I had to pay an exorbitant price, sacrificing my physical and mental health, - said Galliano. “More and more work was required of me, more and more obligations were put forward, more and more pressure was put on me - everything was out of control.”
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