Oh man. We’ve really done it now. Ya see, about six months or so ago, we decided that we were really sick of American Apparel getting a free pass from so many news media outlets for being the long-awaited savior in an industry that is built on the backs of sweatshop workers. We smelled a rat between the sexy ads and sexual harassment claims, and editors Mariana Ruiz and Jessica Hoffmann put together a 10-page investigative look into international hipsters’ favorite sexy shirt source. The issue is already stirring up a whole mess of shit, and most people haven’t even seen it yet.
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Oops: Case Still Pending.
In this Fall 2006 issue, we incorrectly reported that Mary Nelson, a store manager at American Apparel, had withdrawn her sexual harassment suit against CEO Dov Charney. It has come to our attention that the suit by Mary Nelson, a sales manager, is still pending, and that an unnamed store manager withdrew her suit against the company.