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A lawsuit filed by former American Apparel employee seeks $250,000,000—a quarter of a billion dollars—from the company's founder and CEO, Dov Charney. The NY Post reports that Charney first began harrassing the woman in 2007 and demanded she have sex with him as soon as she turned 18 or risk losing her job. According to the Post:
Charney, who demanded the woman come to his Manhattan apartment the day she turned 18, answered the door in his underwear, dragged her inside and forced her to her knees so she could pleasure him, according to the lawsuit, which demands a staggering $250,000,000.· American Apparel founder turned teen staffer into sex slave [NYP]
"Then he dragged her to the bedroom, threw her on the bed, got on top of her and forced her to perform another act of fellatio, nearly suffocating her in the process," the suit alleges.
She was then essentially "held prisoner" in the apartment for several hours during which time he forced her to perform additional sexual acts, according to the lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
· Dov Charney accused of forcing teen employee into sex act [NYDN]
· American Apparel's Dov Charney hit with sex slave lawsuit [RNY]