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

American Apparel Ads Banned In Britain, Again

American Apparel has again run afoul of U.K. authorities for its advertising. In 2009, the company was censured for appearing to sexualize a child. Now, eight American Apparel ads have been banned in the U.K. by the Advertising Standards Authority for featuring "gratuitous" nudity and depicting young women in an… » 4/04/12 2:15pm 4/04/12 2:15pm

Dov Charney 'Sex Slave' Lawsuit Will Settle Out of Court

Irene Morales, the 21-year-old former American Apparel manager who said last year that the company's notoriously sleazy founder, Dov Charney, had sexually harassed her since she was 17, will have to settle her case behind closed doors. The official reason for tossing the original $260 million lawsuit, originally… » 3/22/12 10:40am 3/22/12 10:40am

American Apparel Will Get $75M From George Soros — But at a Price

Details have emerged of American Apparel's new George Soros-backed credit line — and they do not look good for the company. American Apparel is swapping out a $75 million Bank of America line of credit for an $80 million loan from Soros' company Crystal Financial. For the privilege, its interest rate will effectively… » 3/14/12 2:30pm 3/14/12 2:30pm

The End of an Era: American Apparel Finally Anti-Theft Tags Its Clothes

American Apparel is changing its way of doing business. The troubled hipster clothier — so renowned as a soft touch for shoplifters that Shoplifting From American Apparel is a novel that exists — is cutting perhaps the last tie to its earlier, looser, corporate culture. It is installing radio-frequency ID tags on all… » 2/20/12 4:00pm 2/20/12 4:00pm