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American Apparel CEO: Numerous Lawsuits Against Me Are A Testament To My Awesomeness

Has the profitability of your company come into question of late? Have you been sued many, many times, typically for sexual harassment? Want to set the record straight but are unsure of what to say? Perhaps Dov Charney can help. In an interview with CNBC today, Charney told Jane Wells that any suggestion that American Apparel can’t turn a profit on its mesh unitards, gold lamé leggings, and fishnet bodysuits is totally off base. “I think you’re casting [the business] in the wrong light to say it’s unprofitable,” Charney said. “From an accounting perspective, from 20 feet up, yeah, it’s unprofitable. But if you get down to the numbers…we’re getting our groove back…[we’ll return to profitability] probably maybe next year.” There was also this exchange.

Wells: I’ve counted, what is it, nine lawsuits against you? That’s  a lot.

Charney: Yeah. It’s also a testimony to my success.

Wells: Do you think you’re inappropriate at all?

Charney: No.

Wells: The range of criticism is everything from sexual predator to just…weird.

Charney: Well, you know, I mean, weird? I like weird…Many of the great entrepreneurs of the last century have been criticized for being somewhat different.

Wells: Do you see yourself as a Steve Jobs meets Hugh Hefner type?

Charney: That wouldn’t be for me to say.

American Apparel CEO: Tattered But Not Torn [CNBC]

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  1. how do i join? says:

    “From accounting perspective, from 20 feet up, yeah, it’s unprofitable. But if you get down to the numbers…we’re getting our groove back.”

    When is this going into Paulson’s IR letter?

  2. grammarian says:

    the phrase is "totally off base" – no d

  3. trojan_ says:

    http://www.styleite.com/media/dov-charney-compute

    doesn't play his cards very close to his vest, does he

  4. how do i join? says:

    “From accounting perspective, from 20 feet up, yeah, it’s unprofitable. But if you get down to the numbers…we’re getting our groove back.”

    When is this going into Paulson’s IR letter?

  5. Bri -Moy says:

    This guy totally gets it.

  6. Guest says:

    I wondered what happened to that guy who was hiding in the bottom of the women's outhouse. Looks like he's doing okay considering.

  7. seriously says:

    Would have lost it if she asked him about the cock sock incident

  8. Jane Wells says:

    Do you see yourself as a Jeff Epstein meets Bernie Madoff type?

  9. derp says:

    Hear hear!

    -B Madoff

  10. Guest says:

    This guy sounds perfect for ivydate.

  11. HFguy says:

    I am all for castration for sexual predators. There is filth and then there is filth.

  12. Cut Me says:

    Odds on this guy having a POF profile?

  13. Guest says:

    Look, if they came to work for me knowing about my reputation, then they must have wanted it. And did you see how they were dressed? They were basically begging for it.

    – D.C.

  14. Laxbro says:

    Creep yes, but he had great run. A decade plus run where top-shelf 18-22 y/o airheads were begging to have sex with him for a pair of jeggings. Respect.

  15. Guest says:

    In other news, American Apparel CEO Dov Charney announced his new line of velcro gloves. "This s a perfect fit that will balance out he AA portfolio, not to mention how it will compliment our existing Livestock position".

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