The founder and CEO of American Apparel, Dov Charney, has been fired by the company’s board of directors after spending years fighting sexual harassment allegations.
The company released a press statement saying that they had decided to: “terminate his employment as president and CEO for cause.”
Don first founded American Apparel as T-shirt business back in 1991.
The company soon grew a huge fan base both in America and abroad.
However, since its formation Dov has faced constant sexual harassment claims from his female employees, which he usually managed to dismiss or settle.
But it seems the company could no longer ignore the sexual harassment surrounding Don and made the decision to oust him on Thursday.
“We take no joy in this, but the Board felt it was the right thing to do. Dov Charney created American Apparel, but the Company has grown much larger than any one individual and we are confident that its greatest days are still ahead.”
Board members, Allan Mayer and David Danziger, have been appointed as co-chairmen of the company, while the future of American Apparel has still yet to be decided.