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  • American Apparel lost $270 million as Charney earned about $28 million

    American Apparel lost $270 million as Charney earned about $28 million
    In 2008, Dov Charney’s American Apparel was a hot topic. Hipsters nationwide were embracing the chain’s edgy basics, the brand was ramping up its immigration advocacy, its billboards were getting steamier and the stock price was surging to new...
  • CEO Dov Charney's ouster could be ruinous for American Apparel

    CEO Dov Charney's ouster could be ruinous for American Apparel
    His company's advertising favored provocative women, and so did he. Now American Apparel Chief Executive Dov Charney's highly sexualized lifestyle has cost him stewardship of the company he founded — and may destroy it. The company suspended...
  • American Apparel saga: Why did it take so long to sack Dov Charney?

    American Apparel saga: Why did it take so long to sack Dov Charney?
    The American Apparel story is a saga of sleazy behavior and flagrant dereliction of duty. No, we're not talking about the Los Angeles company's founder, chairman and CEO, Dov Charney, though he's bad enough. We're talking about its board of directors....
  • American Apparel's ousted Dov Charney was unpredictable interview subject

    American Apparel's ousted Dov Charney was unpredictable interview subject
    American Apparel founder Dov Charney was an unpredictable executive. Although heralded as a retail innovator and an advocate for American manufacturing and fair wages, he also faced numerous sexual misconduct accusations. Over the years, the chief...
  • Speculation builds over sale of American Apparel

    Speculation builds over sale of American Apparel
    Is American Apparel Inc. up for sale? The Los Angeles company's abrupt ouster this week of Chief Executive Dov Charney has sparked intense speculation that it is now a prime takeover target. But those rumors were vehemently dismissed Friday by its...
  • Source: American Apparel CEO misused funds

    Source: American Apparel CEO misused funds
    An internal investigation at American Apparel Inc has found that its CEO Dov Charney violated company policies, ranging from misusing company funds to failing to stop the discrediting of at least one former employee who had accused him of sexual...
  • Dov Charney demands American Apparel job back or he'll sue, says lawyer

    Dov Charney demands American Apparel job back or he'll sue, says lawyer
    Dov Charney is gearing up for a legal battle against the American Apparel Inc. board that ousted him as chief executive. In a letter to the board's counsel, Charney's lawyer, Patricia Glaser, accused the directors of illegally firing its chief executive...
  • Forget bathing suit Barbie. We love Lena Dunham in her green bikini.

    Forget bathing suit Barbie. We love Lena Dunham in her green bikini.
    Forget Barbie on the cover wrap of Sports Illustrated's 50th annual swimsuit issue.  My personal bathing suit hero is 27-year-old Lena Dunham, who has done more to improve the self-esteem of young women in her scant career than the iconic plastic doll...
  • Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Jessie J need style help at Brit Awards

    Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Jessie J need style help at Brit Awards
    Some of the looks at the Brit Awards on Wednesday made critics at the Cut blog cringe. Katy Perry performing in a Day-Glo-bright Egyptian-inspired costume, Rita Ora in a banana-yellow gown, Ellie Goulding in a fluff of a dress and Jessie J with lip...
  • For better or worse, Charney's ouster is felt at American Apparel

    For better or worse, Charney's ouster is felt at American Apparel
    Behind the faded coral walls of American Apparel's downtown L.A. factory, a seventh-floor corner office sits locked with the shade pulled low. That's where founder Dov Charney kept tabs on his often-troubled empire before the company's board of...
  • Inside the American Apparel manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles

     
    About 4,500 employees work at its main factory in downtown Los Angeles, housed in a former Southern Pacific Railway freight depot. Many of the workers are involved in cutting, sewing and packaging the brightly colored garments that have a cult following...