The verdict is in – fashion designer John Galliano has been found guilty of "public insults" based on origin, religion, race or ethnicity after he hurled anti-Semitic abuse at a couple outside a bar in Paris.

Galliano was sacked by fashion house Christian Dior after the incident came to light in February this year.

He is reported to have called Geraldine Bloch an "ugly Jewish bitch" as she enjoyed a beer outside La Perle bar, and apparently unleashed 30 anti-Jewish insults in the space of 45 minutes.

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It is said that he had directed similar insults towards a woman in the same bar in October 2010.

The disgraced designer has been given a suspended fine of £5,200 and was ordered to pay over £14,000 in court fees.

Galliano has not only been shunned by Christian Dior, but was publicly blasted by Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Natalie Portman.

Portman, who is the face of a Dior perfume, issued a statement upon seeing video footage that appeared to show Galliano making anti-Semitic remarks.

She said: "In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr Galliano in any way."