American Apparel’s Dov Charney will finally have his day in court:
The founder of American Apparel will star in a sexual-harassment trial this week, and he makes Isiah Thomas sound like Susan B. Anthony.
Dov Charney walks around his office in his underwear, sleeps with employees, and calls women bitches, sluts, whores and the c-word – and that’s the stuff he admits to.
In her civil case, which is slated to begin in Los Angeles tomorrow, former employee Mary Nelson charges the eccentric Charney, 39, once had a meeting with her wearing only a fragment of clothing called a “c- – k sock,” invited her to masturbate with him, and then fired her when he learned she planned to meet with a lawyer.
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In a statement, the company called Nelson’s charges “outrageous and false,” and that some were contradicted by her own deposition.
“The facts are these: Mr. Charney never harassed Ms. Nelson. Mr. Charney never propositioned Ms. Nelson. The only time he was in his undergarments was for strictly professional reasons,” the statement said.
“We are glad this frivolous case will be soon behind us.”
For more on the American Apparel workplace environment, see this charming first person account.