American Apparel CEO Ruined Ex-Lover's Co., Jury Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (March 2, 2012, 8:14 PM EST) -- American Apparel Inc. founder and CEO Dov Charney nearly destroyed his ex-girlfriend Koi Suwannagate's budding fashion design business by failing to tell her that he had backed out of a promise to acquire her company, her attorneys told a California state jury Friday.

Charney allegedly told Suwannagate in 2007 that if she increased sales at her Koi Design Studio Inc., American Apparel would acquire the company — giving Suwannagate a lucrative salary and a share of the profits generated from the business venture, her attorney Richard...
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