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  • American Apparel boots out founder Charney, shares rise

    June 19, 2014 | 12:39 pm

    Clothing and accessories retailer American Apparel Inc ousted controversial founder Dov Charney as chairman effective immediately and moved to fire him as CEO and president following an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct.

    The company's shares rose as much as 20 percent...

  • Which of these things is not like the other?

    September 3, 2013 | 4:24 pm

    American Apparel, the clothing company best known for ads featuring scantily clad young women, may be taking things in a new direction.

    Yoel Weisshaus, a 32-year-old student at New Jersey’s Bergen Community College who was raised in Brooklyn as a Satmar Chasid, was featured this...

  • Briefs: U.S. House recognizes Jewish refugees from Arab lands,  Woody Allen sues American Apparel

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Woody Allen Sues Over Rabbi Billboard

    Woody Allen is suing a clothing company for advertisements showing the actor dressed as a rabbi. Allen filed a $10 million lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan against American Apparel Inc. for using an image from one of the...

  • Briefs: Rabbi Woody Allen; Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem case nears decision

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi's Billboard Run Cut Short

    The Holy Rabbi is gone. For a week, his face graced a billboard above Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. The black hat, long beard and sidelocks belonged to Woody Allen, poached from a scene in "Annie Hall." Beside his face, the...
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  • Unfashionable Crisis

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dov Charney, founder, CEO and president of American Apparel, has been hailed by many anti-sweatshop activists as a pioneer in the fair treatment of garment workers in Los Angeles, in an industry notorious for substandard working conditions and abuse. It's a reputation, along with a...

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