American Apparel Replaces Super Creep Dov Charney with Female CEO

Following a five-month internal investigation, American Apparel has made the decision to officially kick Dov Charney, a 14-year-old on growth hormones, to the curb. Paula Schneider, formerly of Big Strike, BCBG Max Azria and Laundry by Shelli Segal, will move in as the company's first female CEO on January 5, 2015. » 12/16/14 6:00pm 12/16/14 6:00pm

Terry Richardson and Dov Charney Host America's Next Sick Fuck!

It's not often you see an online comedy sketch that eviscerates revenge porn, highlights the importance of consent, delineates the difference between smut and exploitation, AND IS FUNNY. But from the brains of national treasure Jake "Book of Secrets" Fogelnest, here comes America's Next Sick Fuck. The premise is… » 7/15/14 5:40pm 7/15/14 5:40pm

American Apparel Terminating Dov Charney for Alleged Misconduct

American Apparel has been a brand long-steeped in controversy. It's been both criticized and acclaimed for its porny ads and its founder, president and CEO, Dov Charney, has been the subject of several high-profile sexual harassment lawsuits. Now, the board has voted to suspend and eventually terminate Charney for… » 6/18/14 11:14pm 6/18/14 11:14pm

Dov Charney Gets Heated About Bangladesh Disaster, Likens It to 9/11

In an hour-long podcast for VICE with Reihan Salam, American Apparel CEO Dov Charney railed against the apparel industry, arguing that the recent factory collapse in Bangladesh – the one that killed over 1,000 workers, not to be confused with one of the other sweatshop disasters – should be used as "an opportunity to… » 5/29/13 4:10pm 5/29/13 4:10pm

Another Day, Another Lawsuit Filed Against Dov Charney for Alleged…

Usually when Dov Charney is sued by an employee, it involves women accusing him of sexual harassment, but a recent lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court was brought on by a guy claims Charney had choked him and rubbed dirt in his face. Michael Bumblis had worked for American Apparel as a store manager in Malibu,… » 12/05/12 6:50pm 12/05/12 6:50pm

Cosmetics Companies Discovering Multiethnic Consumers Are a Force to Be…

This is kind of a DUH but so great to see it confirmed: Multiethnic beauty consumers are on the rise. WWD reports that there are "a growing number of women in the U.S. who associate themselves with multiple ethnic backgrounds, thus making it difficult for them to find brands that speak to them - or work for them -… » 7/23/12 2:30pm 7/23/12 2:30pm

American Apparel Might Not Be ‘Made in America’ for Very Much Longer

Scumbaggy American Apparel CEO Dov Charney recently used the blunderbuss of a talking hole he ordinarily uses to defend himself against sexual assault allegations to insist that his company's "Made in America" business model is not only salvageable, but a good long-term bet. This despite the fact that American Apparel… » 6/03/12 1:30pm 6/03/12 1:30pm

Dov Charney Insists Allegations of Sketchiness Are 'Completely a…

Dov Charney gave a rare on-camera interview to CNBC which aired today. In it, the founder of hipster t-shirt-and-scrunchy supplier American Apparel laughed off his company's ongoing financial troubles. Charney thinks that "you're casting it from the wrong perspective" if you point out that the company he founded is… » 4/10/12 4:30pm 4/10/12 4:30pm