After her victorious, emotional Oscar speech on Sunday, Natalie Portman has a less pleasant topic to discuss: Reports of anti-semitic comments and a shocking videotape starring Christian Dior designer John Galliano.
The star, who is the face of Miss Dior Cherie perfume, said in a statement: "I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video." Adds the expectant mom, 29: "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."
Dior is now in the process of firing Galliano. The fashion house's president and CEO Sidney Toledano told WWD: "I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are a total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior."