The style guru was arrested last week (24Feb11) after he allegedly hurled racist insults at a couple drinking in a Parisian bar.
He was released without charge but was suspended by bosses at fashion house Christian Dior, where he is head designer, while further police investigations took place.
Galliano's lawyer, Stephane Zerbib, denied the claims, and revealed that the star is planning to sue the couple for defamation. But the flamboyant couturier faced further scandal on Monday (28Feb11) with the release of a new video which apparently shows him lashing out at another group of drinkers at the same bar, telling them, "I love Hitler".
Now Best Actress Oscar winner Portman, who is currently the face of Christian Dior's Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, has taken aim at Galliano - insisting she will no longer have anything to do with the shamed designer.
She says in a statement, "I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano's comments that surfaced today. 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. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful."
The designer attended a Paris prosecutor's office on Monday (28Feb11) and denied all the allegations, according to the Associated Press.
The flamboyant couturier was arrested last Thursday (24Feb11) over accusations he hurled insults at two strangers in a Parisian bar.
He was taken to a nearby police station but later released without charge. His lawyer, Stephane Zerbib, went on to blast the couple's claims and Galliano is preparing to sue the pair for defamation after he was suspended by bosses at Christian Dior, where he is head designer.
But the fashion king is now facing further questioning at the Paris public prosecutor's office, where he will meet with authorities on Monday, according to his lawyer.
Zerbib says, "They have to find out the truth. If the public prosecutor's office decides it is an emergency case, things could go very quickly."
Galliano is also facing further scandal following the release of a new video, which apparently shows him lashing out at a group of drinkers in a bar.
In the footage, posted on the website of British newspaper The Sun, Galliano is heard slurring his words as he tells the group: "I love Hitler... People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f**king gassed."
The flamboyant couturier had been drinking at a bar in the French capital on Thursday (24Feb11) and was arrested after reportedly launching a bitter tirade at two strangers, a Jewish woman and an Asian man, who had been sitting at a table nearby, according to local police.
The New York Daily News reports the couple claimed Galliano shouted, "Dirty Jewish face, you should be dead", and, "F**king Asian b**tard, I will kill you".
The 50 year old, head designer for Christian Dior, was taken to a police station for a sobriety test and subsequently released without charge.
But Galliano's lawyer, Stephane Zerbib, has blasted the couple's accusations - he alleges it was the fashion guru who was the victim and he's preparing to sue the pair for defamation.
Zerbib says, "There was an argument. Mr. Galliano was verbally attacked but at no time did he use... insults of a racist or anti-Semitic character. We have witnesses to back up his version of events."
The legal representative is now planning to take the couple to court to clear Galliano's name.
Following his arrest, bosses at Christian Dior suspended Galliano pending the outcome of a police investigation into the incident.
The flamboyant designer was drinking at a bar in the Marais district of the French capital on Thursday (24Feb11) when he began verbally assaulting two strangers sitting on a cafe terrace, according to reports.
Galliano, head designer for Dior, was taken to a police station for a sobriety test. The state prosecutor recommended his release and charges were not filed. Cops later escorted the 50 year old to his home in the city.
Following his arrest, AFP reported that bosses at Dior have suspended Galliano pending the outcome of a police probe into the incident.
It comes just days before the launch of Paris Fashion Week, where couture house Dior's show is one of the main attractions.
The flamboyant designer was drinking at a bar in the Marais district of the French capital when he began verbally assaulting two strangers sitting on a cafe terrace, according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.
Galliano, the head designer of Christian Dior, was taken to a police station for a sobriety test. The state prosecutor recommended his release and charges were not filed. Cops later escorted the 50 year old to his home in the city.
The arrest comes just days before the launch of Paris Fashion Week, where couture house Dior's show is one of the main attractions.
The sexy Black Swan star poses provocatively in the new Miss Dior Cherie campaign, covering her breasts with her arms as she steams up the camera, wearing nothing but a dark blue bow in her hair.
Portman was unveiled as the new face of Parfums Christian Dior last month (Dec10). Screen ads for her campaign will be directed by Sofia Coppola.
The actress stunned fans and friends late last month (Dec10) when she announced she was engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied and expecting his child.
The Star Wars beauty admits she was hesitant to become the spokesmodel for Miss Cherie Dior, but was won over after design executives recreated her favourite footwear to prove they didn't just appreciate her for her stunning looks.
She tells WWD.com, "To be honest, I had an aversion to selling things and then I realised both that they could be a company that I would be proud to represent, and also that they would really support the things I believe in.
"It definitely was a war inside my head for a long time and, finally, I was like, we can actually do something very positive with this, especially given the kind of company Dior is, which is truly elegant. It's been exactly along the lines of what I had hoped for."
And Portman is proud to be able to wear the designer shoes without having to worry about where the materials came from: "One of the things that's been so nice is that Dior made all of the shoes for me with no animals and no leather or anything, because I don't wear any leather. They remade all my shoes so I can wear Dior shoes without taking lives."
The actress was in the city earlier this year (10) to film scenes for the new series of Gossip Girl, which premiered on U.S. TV this week (begs13Sep10).
The shoot coincided with Paris Fashion Week and Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue's American edition, insisted on taking the actress out to dinner with her fashion icons Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano.
She also met designer Louboutin - and she was so in awe of his classic shoe creations, he named a pair after the blonde beauty.
Lively says, "We started the season of Gossip Girl in Paris which was exciting enough but we were there during Couture Fashion Week.
"She (Wintour) said, 'Which design houses do you love?' and I said I love Chanel and Dior and she said, 'Okay, we're going to dinner with Karl and John then.' It was unbelievable. So I got to spend time with Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano. I got a Vespa tour of Paris with Christian Louboutin.
"He named a shoe after me. I went to his atelier (work studio) and I was walking around and I was like, 'Every shoe here is so beautiful' and I saw this one pair and I said 'I've never seen anything that good.' He said, 'You love it?' and I said, 'I want to sleep with it under my pillow every night!' He said, 'We're naming it The Blake then.' It was insane - like my greatest accomplishment. it was the most magical week.