American Apparel CEO held teen as sex slave: lawsuit

Posted: March 9, 2011 in US News

Reuters
March 9, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American Apparel Inc founder and chief executive Dov Charney is being sued for $250 million by a woman who said he treated her as a sex slave when she was a teenage sales employee at the clothing chain.

Irene Morales of Brooklyn, New York, has accused Charney, 42, of sexual harassment, creating a hostile workplace, gender discrimination and retaliation.

American Apparel and directors at the company have also been named as defendants in the lawsuit, filed in a New York state court on Friday. Morales accused them of failing to protect her, and said they knew or should have known that Charney was a “sexual predator.”

Charney has been repeatedly targeted in sexual harassment lawsuits. He owns about 51.8 percent of American Apparel, according to a regulatory filing.

Reached on his mobile phone, Charney declined to comment, referring a reporter to his lawyer. The lawyer, Peter Schey, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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