This morning on Today, former American Apparel employee Kimbra Lo discussed her alleged sexual assault by CEO Dov Charney, and warned other women who work for the company to "beware." "This man's a monster," Lo said. "He's incredibly manipulative, and I just hope that he stops." Lo has come forward just two weeks after another former employee, 20-year-old Irene Morales, slapped Charney with a $260 million lawsuit. Now Charney's lawyer alleges that Morales "stalked" Charney for years and sent him emails that "graphically detail promised sex acts in exchange for money, clothes and a computer." Morales may have been as young as 17 when she supposedly sent these salacious emails. A lawyer for Morales counters that there is no way to verify the emails, and notes: "However, it is not unusual for victims of sexual harassment or assault to grow so demoralized that they feel the only value they offer is as a sexual object."
When nineteen-year-old Kimbra Lo was live on Today with Anne Curry this morning, she said she wanted to "expose this man for who he really is." She explained that when Charney invited her over, after she'd left the company, she thought it might be for a job offer. Instead, he was wearing a towel when he came to the door, and once she was inside, he proceeded to tear her clothes off, take photos of her and sexually assault her. Charney's defense is that he has "smoking gun" pictures of Lo, and that she sent him love letters. (Last time we checked, sending someone a love letter does not give them permission to sexually assault you.) Lo denies sending any love letters. Lo's lawyer was asked to comment on allegations that he is trying to "shake down" American Apparel, and replied that a better question is: "Why are they trying to protect a known sexual predator?"