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American Apparel Ex-CEO Dov Charney Defends Himself in Bankruptcy Court

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Wilmington, DE—Ousted American Apparel CEO/Founder Dov Charney made what could be his final attempt to wrestle back the bankrupt Made-in-the-USA apparel and accessories retailer. Speaking at bankruptcy court here, Charney, whose $300 million takeover bid with Hagan Capital Group and Silver Creek Capital Partners was rejected, In what press reports …

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As Expected, American Apparel Files Bankruptcy, Reorganization Plans

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Los Angeles—It appeared inevitable: after failing to make a profit or turnaround sales and operations since 2009, American Apparel Inc. filed today for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and revealed a reorganization plan that would keep its retail and made-in-USA manufacturing facilities open. Under the agreement reached with its most secured …

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Factory Workers Claim Harassment at American Apparel

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Los Angeles—A skirmish between factory workers and the new executive regime at American Apparel has apparently erupted this week with workers charging harassment and physical intimidation at the retailer’s manufacturing facility here. With the support of Hermandad Mexicana, an immigrant’s rights advocacy non-profit, factory workers of American Apparel have united …