Dov Charney, the Bad Ex-Boyfriend Who Can't Take a Hint

Poor, poor, poor American Apparel. Yes, pity is the worst thing to be on the receiving end of when you've just gone through a dramatic breakup, but it's hard not to feel empathetic for the suffering clothing company. They've got an ex-boyfriend, you see, who will just not fuck off. » 1/29/15 3:30pm 1/29/15 3:30pm

Impoverished Moppet Dov Charney Is Down To His 'Last $100K'

In an off-camera interview with Bloomberg News last week, recently fired American Apparel founder Dov Charney claimed quite the sob story. » 12/22/14 2:15pm 12/22/14 2:15pm

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

American Apparel Adds First Female to Its Board of Directors

A month after its founder Dov Charney was suspended for misconduct, American Apparel has appointed new directors to its board, and for the first time one of them is a woman. » 7/24/14 12:00pm 7/24/14 12:00pm

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 Rehires Dov Charney as 'Strategic Consultant'

An independent board committee is still investigating American Apparel founder and ex-CEO Dov Charney for sexual misconduct, yet the company board has hired him back as a "strategic consultant" until the end of the investigation. » 7/11/14 5:15pm 7/11/14 5:15pm

American Apparel Co-Chairman Allan Mayer Really Misses Dov Charney

Dov Charney is photoshopped into a shot 1970s-style cleavage on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek. This is happening to you and you can’t stop it. » 7/10/14 1:40pm 7/10/14 1:40pm

Dov Charney refuses to go home. The ousted American Apparel founder, Chief Executive Officer and rumored skeeve was spotted earlier this week at a store in violation of the terms of his termination. According to the Post, Charney was caught by Jen Snow, a retail employee at another nearby store, who Instagram'd… » 7/09/14 4:30pm 7/09/14 4:30pm

Are Dov Charney and Terry Richardson The Same Person? Almost!

Are Dov Charney and Terry Richardson the same person? Almost! Former American Apparel CEO Charney and fashion photographer Richardson have a lot in common. A LOT. » 6/24/14 12:20pm 6/24/14 12:20pm

Dov Charney Was Fired for Making Employee His 'Sex Slave'

It's tough to imagine which of his equally disturbing sex crimes finally motivated the American Apparel board to fire CEO Dov Charney. Now it's come out that a 2011 case, in which former employee Irene Morales accuses Charney of forcing her into "sex slavery," was the tipping point. » 6/21/14 12:00pm 6/21/14 12:00pm

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

Mannequin Merkins and Hot Old Models Aren't Saving American Apparel

American Apparel's recent advertising choices seem to be part of a bigger plan to prove that they're "a company that celebrates natural beauty" (or will do anything for press). Too bad those choices aren't translating into um, real money. » 2/21/14 12:20pm 2/21/14 12:20pm

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney: 'I Don't Believe In Made In The USA'

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, aka the guy pictured in the wikipedia's definition of "sleazy," recently said that he’s not so into the one thing that makes his company redeemable — the practice of making his clothes in America. For the most part, sans that immigration scandal. » 2/11/14 2:40pm 2/11/14 2:40pm

American Apparel Now Accessorizing Mannequins With Full Bush

This may be the most stereotypically American Apparel thing that American Apparel has ever done. A downtown Manhattan outpost now has a trio of mannequins in its window, clad in just translucent white underwear—all of them with a substantial thatch of pubic hair. » 1/16/14 12:50pm 1/16/14 12:50pm

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