American Apparel has now decided to bring the scandal off the clothes racks and into Dov’s living room.
According to Gawker, Dov Charney once masturbated in front of a female reporter but the scandal that arrived on Dov’s pillow case this morning makes that episode look like a dry dream (as opposed to a wet one).
gawker:A former American Apparel employee has filed a lawsuit alleging that Dov sexually harassed her at work when she was still 17; then, she says, he forced her to come to his apartment to have sex with him on her 18th birthday. According to her lawsuit, Dov answered the door in his underwear and “forced her to her knees so she could pleasure him.”
Kids, now if you were an employer and it was your employee’s birthday what would be one of the first things that would come to mind in congratulating your employee on their birthday? A happy birthday card with a $50 note sandwiched in between it (as opposed to Dov’s manhood), a shiny colorful T shirt that said something- ‘you’re the best’ as opposed ‘get on your knees ho’ or even a gift voucher to the movie theater as opposed to a veiled threat to drop by the apartment for some coffee and heavily whipped cream. You would think Dov would know better, but Dov never needs to know better…
“Then he dragged her to the bedroom, threw her on the bed, got on top of her and forced her to perform another act of fellatio, nearly suffocating her in the process,” the suit alleges.
She was then essentially “held prisoner” in the apartment for several hours during which time he forced her to perform additional sexual acts, according to the lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
Kids, if the sound corralling back and forth in your ear drums is annoying you, please excuse me- it’s just my spleen regurgitating on itself. Oh Dov- how do you ever manage?
But like most things infused with Dov memorabilia, things get better …
The New York Post reports that the woman alleges that Dov “continued to demand sexual service and communications in exchange for her continued employment at American Apparel.”
Now she’s suing him, as well as the company, for a quarter of a billion dollars (although the entire company is currently worth less than $80 million) saying that his actions caused her to suffer an “emotional breakdown.”
Now that’s what I call worker morale, and since she’s a teenager, training them while they’re young is sure bound to help them understand who’s really calling the shots.
But just in case you think Dov is going to bury himself in a revolving cement box, American Apparel have this little morsel for your consumption:
“We have been informed today that Irene Morales, a former employee of American Apparel who left the company without complaint and resigned with a letter of gratitude regarding her positive experience at the company, has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in New York against the company. Upon her resignation, Ms. Morales acknowledged in writing that she had no pending claims against the company and signed a severance agreement which included a full release of claims and an agreement to submit any future claims to confidential binding arbitration. All American Apparel’s employees are subject to the same confidential arbitration agreement signed by Ms. Morales in order to protect the privacy interests of employees and former employees, and to prevent predatory plaintiffs and their attorneys from attempting to use the media to extort the company. Such an arbitration process was initiated by the company against Ms. Morales several weeks ago. The company intends to file a formal complaint with the NY state bar seeking disciplinary action against Ms. Morales’ lawyers who we believe are engaged in an illegal conspiracy to extort money from American Apparel. We are very confident that Ms. Morales’ claims will be promptly referred by the court to confidential binding arbitration where her claims and the company’s counter-claims will be resolved, we believe fully in favor of the company.”
Somewhere deep in Dov’s mind, he probably wishes he just stuck to tacky ad campaigns and masturbating infront of female reporters as opposed to greeting this particular birthday girl with her very own Dov ‘I hope this 18th birthday will be a memorable one.’
Either way it’s going to be a slow motion wreck watching Dov reaching for his zipper, assuming he knows where it is.