According to WWD the apology was sent through his lawyers, and says 'Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologize for my behavior in causing any offence.'
While Galliano makes no mention of the video that surfaced over the weekend he does talk specifically about the incident in Paris last Thrusday night, denying that he made any racist comments. He says, 'I was 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. For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me. However, I fully accept that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people.'