John Galliano heads to rehab, apologizes for 'any offense'

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rsz_tbd-johngalliano030211.jpgFormer Christian Dior designer Jon Galliano has issued an apology and is entering rehab after losing his job following the widely-circulated video of him making anti-Semitic remarks during a drunken tirade at a Paris Bar. But get this: He still denies the claims and is really only saying he's sorry people took offense. Consider us offended, you ridiculous idiot.

"Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologize for my behavior in causing any offense," Galliano said in a statement issued Wednesday, the New York Times reports. He defended himself by saying he had been  "subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing" at the bar. But wait, there's more.

Prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the designer to stand trial over the insults, which violate French hate-speech laws. He will go to trial between April and June, and faces up to six months in prison and $31,000 in fines if convicted, the AP reports.

"I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully co-operated with the police investigation," the 50-year-old added, noting he will be suing the other people for defamation anyway. He was checking in for treatment for alcohol, but we're sure we'll find some way to blame that on his liver.

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