Dov Charney told the New York Times he has no comment on how nude photos of several women who are suing him for sexual harassment ended up on blogs with phrases like, "Give me $250 million NOW!" and "I LOVE THAT I CAN WASTE YOUR TAX DOLLARS WITH THESE FAKE LAWSUITS." But now, he may have to explain himself in court. The L.A. Times reports that this week Irene Morales, Alyssa Ferguson, and Tesa Lubans-Dehaven filed a new lawsuit against American Apparel, Charney, and a company photographer Kyung Chung for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and impersonation online.
The suit accuses Charney and the company of setting up three fake blogs in their names to discredit them after they filed the sexual harassment suits in March. The blogs feature nude photos of the women in sexual poses and comments that make it sound like they were "admitting to an unlawful scheme of extortion ... which they were not." They say they were forced to pose for the photos during company shoots, according to Reuters.