Ep. 2: Dov Charney's Final Reckoning and the Assassination of American Apparel

For part 2 of our American Apparel series, we forensically* investigate founder and former CEO Dov Charney’s wealth of sexual harassment lawsuits and discuss how they ultimately led to the company’s chaotic implosion in 2015. We consider how this controversy relates to contemporary sexual dynamics and finally answer the question that’s been weighing on our nation’s psyche for over 15 years: Is Dov Charney a schizophrenic genius or a libertarian pervert?
For part 2 of our American Apparel series, we forensically* investigate founder and former CEO Dov Charney’s wealth of sexual harassment lawsuits and discuss how they ultimately led to the company’s chaotic implosion in 2015. We consider how this controversy relates to contemporary sexual dynamics and finally answer the question that’s been weighing on our nation’s psyche for over 15 years: Is Dov Charney a schizophrenic genius or a libertarian pervert?


Further reading material…

Claudine Ko’s 2004 profile of Dov (the infamous masturbation interview): http://www.claudineko.com/storiesamericanapparel.html

Claudine Ko’s follow up profile a year later: https://www.claudineko.com/storiesAA2.html

American Apparel’s alleged conspiracy to force Dov out: https://www.businessinsider.com/dov-charney-forced-out-of-american-apparel-2015-8

Sex and Suits by Anne Hollander: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Sex_and_Suits/06kgDAAAQBAJ?hl=en


*We are not lawyers or investigative journalists. We are just 3 girls who spent a lot of time looking up “Dov Charney sexual harassment allegations.”
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