- American Apparel Has Fired CEO and Founder Dov Charney
- Posted 6 months ago by Jack Lowe · culture · 6623 Views
American Apparel has issued a statement announcing that its Board of Directors voted to replace its founder and CEO, Dov Charney. His employment was terminated "for cause" and follows from an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct. "We take no joy in this, but the Board felt it was the right thing to do," said board member Allan Mayer. "Dov Charney created American Apparel, but the Company has grown much larger than any one individual and we are confident that its greatest days are still ahead."
The 45-year-old founded the company in 1997, but came under fire in 2011 when four female former employees filed a sexual harassment suit. At the time, the company defended Charney, claiming that the friends were all colluding to "shake down" the company for money. In 2012, Charney also faced a wrongful termination suit for the allegedly choking and rubbing dirt in the face of a former store manager in Malibu. He also supposedly called the employee "a wannabe Jew" and a "fag". The company denied all allegations.
A source close to the recent firing has spoken to the Chicago Tribune, saying that Charney has been "totally taken by surprise" by his termination. "He's going to fight like hell to get this company back, but he won't succeed."
During this period John Luttrell has been appointed as the company's interim CEO.
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- 6 months ago · style · 1 Comment · 3463 Views
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- 6 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 2667 Views
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- 6 months ago · style · 0 Comments · 2341 Views
- Element is proud to introduce the Catalina - a shoe inspired by the lifestyle of architect Janne Saario - as part of its summer Emerald Collection. Living out in Finland, Saario is surrounded by an abundance of lakes and forests. It's these elements that have been pulled into the...
- Premiere: Kult Country - Atlas Haze
- 6 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 2727 Views
- Mancunian sextet Kult Country are releasing their new single “Trembling Moon” with the freshly minted No Self Records at the end of the month. It's shoegazey brilliance has already received plenty of attention front the likes of Consequence of Sound, Tom Ravenscroft (BBC...
- A Preview of Five New Emojis
- 6 months ago · tech · 0 Comments · 3930 Views
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- 6 months ago · culture · 3 Comments · 7370 Views
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- Listen: How To Dress Well - What Is This Heart? (Full Album Stream)
- 6 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 2246 Views
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- YouTube's Cat Stars Are Earning Big Money
- 6 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 3061 Views
- If you're not feeling good about your upcoming end of month pay cheque, don't read any further. The Washington Post has compiled a list of some of YouTube's biggest cat stars and what they could potentially be earning through...