Dov Charney

Clothed flesh peddler: Dov Charney The ads for Charney's company, American Apparel, look like amateur porn, but it's only on closer inspection that you realize it's not the flesh he's selling, it's the clothes. Sneaky man that Charney. Controversy about his personal habits aside, Charney has figured out a way to play both sides of the fence. Those models may look like exploited teens, but he could always argue that without his clothes, they'd be completely nude. A few years back he earned the wrath of director Woody Allen, who sued Charney's American Apparel for $10 million after it used a still of Allen from "Annie Hall" in billboard and online ads. Allen later settled for $5 million.
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