Posts tagged "dov charney"

Creepster Dov Charney Fired From American Apparel

Dov Charney is out at American Apparel (finally). The board of directors voted last night to oust him as CEO and president of the clothing line that he himself founded. Much like the photographer Terry Richardson, Charney has been dogged for years with sexual harassment allegations by employees and models. [NYMag.com] Chelsea Handler is headed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

American Apparel Gets A Warning From British Censors

American Apparel has made a pretty penny on the backs of its risque marketing campaigns, which feature barely clad "real" models in all sorts of sexy poses and situations. But the British Advertising Standards Authority (BASA) isn't having any of it, and has warned Dov Charney's company that they need to tone it down or…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2012

Judge Tosses “Sex Slave” Lawsuit Against American Apparel’s Dov Charney

Dov Charney's hipster skeezbaggery is well-documented. However, a Brooklyn judge has tossed a $260 million lawsuit against the American Apparel CEO -- brought by a former worker who said Dovney forced her to become a "sex slave" -- and ordered it be settled in arbitration. Irene Morales, 21, said three years ago, when she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2012

Debate This: Would It Be Wrong To Buy My Dog An American Apparel Hoodie?

Amelia: Eek! American Apparel has dog hoodies now! Jessica: Amelia, no. Amelia: What? Lucca gets cold sometimes during the winter and these are only $16! Jessica: That's not what I mean. Dov Charney [CEO of American Apparel] is gross and he shows 17-year-old girls his penis!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2012

Dov Charney Describes His Sexual Harassment Charges Thusly: “I Like To Fool Around With Girls”

"It’s getting strange, you know? Things are strange. Like, at our company, we’re all about gay rights–everyone’s sexuality is human. But, there’s still the conservatives, the scared people, just looking for a little enemy, looking for new sexual things to clamp down on. But we don’t want to fall into that trap–only talking about sex–because…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2011

American Apparel’s Publicist Allegedly Sold A Major Tell-All Book With A Publicity Campaign That Involves A Bunch of Lies

Here's a completely revolutionary idea: Work for nightmarish overlords of institutions people are fascinated by, and then put the experience into a book about how it's actually worse than everyone imagined. American Apparel's publicist Ryan Holiday is apparently planning to do just this, according to reports that he landed a major book deal with publisher…

By: NYMag.com's The Cut / November 19, 2011

Your Ability To Purchase Spandex Body Suits Has Been Preserved

Despite about a million sexual harassment lawsuits and looming bankruptcy, Dov Charney and American Apparel will be able to continue on for a little longer, thanks to a cash infusion. The T-shirt and crop-top company will get anywhere between $15 and $43 million over the next six months. "Dov is an eccentric, and he's being…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 22, 2011

Today’s Lady News: More Sex Abuse Claims Against American Apparel’s Dov Charney

Four more women have banded together for a sex abuse lawsuit against Dov Charney, the CEO of American Apparel and noted Creepy McCreeperson. One woman, a former American Apparel employee, said that Charney invited her to his place to talk about "modeling opportunities," then tried to have sex with her and photograph it. [Styleite] Uber-conservative…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2011

Hipsters, Beware: Your Leader Has Abandoned You

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney is done with hipsters, but it has nothing to do with his company going down the toilet and nearing bankruptcy. Rather, Charney explains, hipsters are over, stylistically-speaking: "Hipsters are from a certain time period ... The stereotype of a hipster is not something people aspire to anymore. Do you want…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 16, 2010

Today’s Lady News: American Apparel Doesn’t Hire Based On Looks, Says Founder

Dov Charney, embattled American Apparel CEO, wants you to know the condemning internal emails and screen grabs of the company's intranet are not "evidence" that they hire based on looks. "Photographing people head to toe is the right thing to do if you want to see how people present themselves to customers," Charney defended himself.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2010

Are You Hot Enough To Work For American Apparel?

Wannabe American Apparel employees must have "full body, head-to-toe" photos approved before hiring, according to an investigation by the gossip blog Gawker. Managers send photos to some unknown higher-level employee, where the pics are approved or denied. A source has told Gawker that American Apparel has a new hiring policy where physical attractiveness — under

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2010

American Apparel Wants You To Have A Hipster Manicure, Too

American Apparel is not content to simply dress your body, they want to paint your nails too. In addition to their spendy T-shirts and skanky jersey dresses, the store just launched a nail polish line. Welcome to the beauty world, AA. (What's next? Home goods, a full beauty line, or fragrances?)…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 17, 2009

Dov Charney Claims Bushy Brows Are Back

The ever-controversial American Apparel CEO, Dov Charney, sent out his latest newsletter to employees with a "helpful" tip regarding current eyebrow aesthetics. Over-tweezing is so yesterday or something, and now it's all about thick, healthy brows, à la teenaged Brooke Shields, which really did happen so yesterday. We're not sure why he would share hi…

By: Erin Flaherty / December 14, 2009

Slutty Through The Years: The American Apparel Story

American Apparel does smutty ads like no one else. Whether there's nip involved or just a hint of ass crack, their amateurish photography and mostly naked ladies have been getting people off -- from newspapers and magazines to thousands of websites the world over. After years of practice, countless campaigns featuring hipster girls spread-eagled and…

By: Lily Q / September 9, 2009

Face Off: How To Tell If You Work At Abercrombie Or American Apparel

Dov Charney, American Apparel's oft-sued CEO and general pervy slimeball, is at it again. This time around, he's been accused of discriminating based on looks. Again. Apparently, one of his store managers tipped off Gawker, saying that Charney sent out a memo requesting that those employees not genetically blessed enough to hold up American Apparel'…

By: Lily Q / July 31, 2009

Legalize American Apparel!

We knew that American Apparel had very liberal views on immigration reform, but not this liberal. The company is under fire from U.S immigration officials for allegedly hiring about 1,600 employees who are not eligible to work in the United States. An additional 200 employees are said to have "discrepancies in their work records." Official…

By: Zandile Blay / July 3, 2009

Sex And Drugs At Cirque Du Soleil

Yes, I buy American Apparel clothing from time to time. No, I am not a fan of their ad campaigns—I refer to them as “hipster porn.” When I heard about their sleazebag CEO, Dov Charney, and his alleged sexual indiscretions with employees, I was even less motivated to spend $50 on assless tights. But I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 16, 2009

Stop Trying to Make Scrunchies Happen, American Apparel

We've kept silent while Dov Charney has screwed around with fashion. We put up with the pervy advertisements. We put up with Charney masturbating in front of a Jane reporter. We put up with his numerous sexual harassment lawsuits. We put up with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2009

Woody Allen Beats Off American Apparel

American Apparel is known for perverse ads which feature their scantily dressed female employees. Although, CEO Dov Charney has already been sued by some of his former employees, he believes in equal opportunity, or so he said in a deposition tape, “I frequently drop my pants to show people my new product.” Vomit. But now…

By: Simcha / April 2, 2008