Dov Charney Officially Fired from American Apparel
Retail exec Paula Schneider will assume Charney's former role as CEO
The L.A.-based apparel company has also named its next CEO: retail executive Paula Scheneider, who has previously worked at BCBG Max Azria and Warnaco Swimwear Group. She'll assume her new position starting Jan. 5 and take over for Scott Brubaker, who is currently serving as the brand's interim CEO.
"We're pleased that what we set out to do last spring — namely, to ensure that American Apparel had the right leadership — has been accomplished," said Allan Mayer, board co-chairman, in a statement.
Given Charney's troubling past, his firing comes as a surprise for, uh, no one.