Masturbatory American Apparel boss Dov Charney has caused a good deal of cognitive dissonance lately: on the one hand, he's institutionalized sexist objectification at his company, but on the other hand, he may actually be innocent of the most recent sexual harassment allegations against him. So it's good that Dov is always ready to bring clarity to the situation. Even when he's innocent, he's still a sleazebag.
When he's not fending off sexual harassment lawsuits from sexting former employees, American Apparel boss Dov Charney is doubling down his bet on his own failing company. Yesterday Charney spent $2 million buying AA shares to increase his stake in the company to 54%. Despite the fact that AA's future as "a going concern" is still in question.
Former American Apparel employee Irene Morales sent sexy texts and pictures to Dov Charney that undermine her accusations of sexual harassment. Turns out the other woman who recently filed a harassment suit against Charney, Kimbra Lo, sent some "flirty" emails and texts of her own which Charney's legal team says absolves the notoriously sleazy CEO, according to the Post. Meanwhile, some people have been setting up blogs dedicated to posting compromising images of both women, including this image from a photoshoot with Dov.
Earlier this month, notoriously pervy American Apparel CEO Dov Charney was sued for a quarter of a billion dollars by a former employee named Irene Morales. Her accusations of sexual harassment fit with Charney's longstanding reputation for bad behavior in the workplace. But judging by emails and text messages we've obtained, there may very well be another side to the story.
When news broke yesterday of a former American Apparel employee's $260 million lawsuit against CEO Dov Charney for allegedly sexually harassing her and forcing her into sex, the initial reports left out the accuser's name. But this is a civil suit, not a criminal rape case, and the plaintiff's name is public record. A.A. itself named her in its statement, saying that she'd signed a severance agreement when she left the company agreeing not to sue them.
Porn 'n t-shirt purveyor American Apparel has been in serious financial trouble for months now. Its clearest path to rescue was to find an outside investor—but conventional wisdom said that that would only happen if crazy CEO Dov Charney gave up some control. Dov objected to that idea! But now he's apparently seen the light.