American Apparel Fires Dov Charney (Again)

Tuesday was full of shake-ups in the fashion industry, with Rihanna taking over as Creative Director of Puma, and American Apparel firing Dov Charney (again). In June, Charney was terminated as the chairman of the company after they filed a lengthy list of offenses, including sexual assault, racist comments, and misusing the company’s funds. After inducting an international investigation, a special committee of the board decided that Charney was not fit for the position of CEO of the company. Replacing him is fashion executive Paula Schneider, who has previously worked for BCBG Max Azria, Gores Group, Warnaco, and Laundry by Shelli Segal. In a statement, Schneider said” “American Apparel has a unique and incredible story, and it’s exciting to become part of such an iconic brand. My goal is to make American Apparel a better company, while staying true to it’s core values of quality and creativity and preserving it’s sweatshop-free, made in USA manufacturing philosophy.” Schneider will take over for interim CEO Scott Brubaker in early January.

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