Following the sudden firing of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, video of the chief dancing naked in front of what could possibly be two employees has gone viral on the web.
Charney’s termination got here amid turbulent occasions for the corporate’s backside line in addition to quite a few allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct on the half of the CEO. Although the video was initially posted on a web site known as Viddme round two months in the past, that falls into the roughly the identical time interval that American Apparel’s board started serious about pushing the controversial govt out.
According to the New York Times, the board began “seriously considering” the concept of firing Charney six weeks in the past.
In an announcement, the corporate’s board mentioned solely that it selected to “terminate his employment as president and CEO for cause.”
As reported by Gawker, which introduced the nude video to gentle on Thursday, a former American Apparel mannequin confirmed it was Charney dancing round, saying, “That is 100% him.”
An ex-employee, in the meantime, said the 2 girls in the video both used to work for the corporate or are nonetheless employed there.
“I worked for AA years ago,” the unnamed worker mentioned. “That girl in the video used to be my boss. And the girl he’s referring to, Daisy, also used to work with me. I think she still works for the co.”
Charney’s exit could have come as a shock to some, however Ken Nisch of the retail branding agency JGA informed USA Today that since American Apparel has been struggling to maintain its line of primary clothes in demand, it’s not shocking that the board would turn out to be much less tolerant of allegations of misconduct.