American Apparel Emerged in 1991 as pacesetter for returning clothing manufacturing to the United States.
Its founder, Dov Charney, created American Apparel to be a champion of the Made in USA movement and immigration reform.
American Apparel was built on the principles of living wages and “sweat shop free” clothing. It would appear that they were really onto something.
But today America awoke to this news: Founder of American Apparel, Dov Charney, is let go due to personal misconduct with women and mistreatment. The reason for Charney’s termination is cited, by the board, because of
“an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct.”
By 2004, worries about the sexual nature of the culture at American Apparel emerged.
During the next nine years, Dov Charney was involved in nine lawsuits, from former employees. He was accused of everything from sexual harassment to kidnapping a woman to be his sex-slave. All of these lawsuits have wound up in arbitration.
These scandalous accusations did bring to light to Charney’s sleezy behavior.
“We take no joy in this, but the board thought it was the best thing to do.”
~ Allan Mayer, interim co-chairman
Apparently, the board at American Apparel finally had enough and let Dov Charney go.
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