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Dov Charney


CEO of the garment company American Apparel, which employed about 5,000 people in 2005.
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Dov Charney
"If 60 Minutes will not do a story on me, it's their problem not mine. I'm changing the world; they're just reporting on it."
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Take one part brilliant entrepreneur, one part narcissist, add in a smattering of Attention Deficit Disorder and a dash of philanthropy and you get Dov Charney.
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I canít wear any brand on my body - I just freak out. I mean, if Iím with a girl whoís wearing a Christian Dior necklace, I canít even fuck her. And then there are those girls - like every girl I seem to find - who has one those Louis Vuitton bags. Címon, itís fucking false tribalism.




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Look, I spent months in Mexico and the Dominican with subcontractors. I could tell you where all the best fucking bars are in the Dominican. What Iím trying to say is that it doesnít work. My theory is, and I think Iím right - and I mean you guys had rioters in Montreal a few weeks ago [for the WTO] - is that going offshore is actually more expensive than these guys let on. What Iím going to prove, and Iím going to embarrass the entire fucking establishment, is that sweatshops are more expensive in the end than vertically integrated manufacturing in Canada or the U.S.
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I made a mistake with these stores; I didn't do it myself and it's wrong. So I've had to let people go and there's nothing I hate more than having to get rid of kids. It breaks their hearts. But you know what? It affects sales. Should garment workers at my factory suffer because we fuck up the casting? What I'm looking for is style--that's not something you can teach a person. You have it or you don't. Let's say one girl has an acne problem but good style, while another one is beautiful but has no style. I'm picking acne!"
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How do you think it is on a Jewish mother? Itís horrible for her to see her son facing these accusations.
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