On Friday night Dateline NBC aired a story focusing on harrassment charges against the CEO of American Apparel, Dov Charney (pictured). NBC says that a number of different employees in different cities contend that Dov was constantly looking for employees to have sex with, and commonly used inappropriate language.
More interesting than the debatable charges against him are the actions and opinions he openly refers to that constantly remind me of quotables from “The People vs. Larry Flynt”. For example:
I frequently drop my pants to show people my new product.
I’m not saying I want to screw all the girls at work… but if I fall in love at work it’s going to be beautiful and sexual.
When asked about his view of sexual rendevouz by employees during work hours, Dov gives a nod of approval so long as the participants are on break:
if it’s if no one could see them and or there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, I’m not going to run rush in like some Nazi and tell them to stop having consensual activities.
While NBC also interviewed employees who spoke glowingly of Dov, the piece is largely negative… but endlessly entertaining. One portion is dedicated to Jane Magazine reporter Claudine Ko’s own interview of Dov Charney, throughout which Dov oftened masturbated in front of her and even had intercourse with his assistant. Ko’s reaction?
You know, at no point did I ever think I’m gonna walk out of this room or I am uncomfortable. I just thought, “This is gonna be a fantastic story.”
(photo from Is It Cool Enough For Marty? via Flickr)