Fashion retailer American Apparel has been granted a restraining order against founder and former boss Dov Charney.

  • Former American Apparel boss has been given a restraining order against the company he founded
  • The terms state he cannot make negative statements about American Apparel
  • The order also prevents him from seeking the removal of the company’s board members

The restraining order from Delaware court prevents Charney from making any negative statements in the press about American Apparel.

“Mr. Charney is temporarily restrained from making or causing to be made to any third-party (including by press release or other statement to the press or media) any statement that disparages or negatively reflects on the Company or its current, former or future employees, officers or directors,” reads the restraining order.

The order will also prevent Charney from seeking removal of the company’s board members.

Charney was suspended from his role last June over allegations of sexual misconduct and last month the retailer sued the former chief executive over allegations of defamation and emotional distress.

The Charney scandal led to American Apparel strengthening its sexual harassment rules. The retailer’s new ethics code will mean that managers and subordinates are prohibited from having romantic relationships, including dating casually.

Charney was replaced by Paula Schneider in December. She became the company’s first female boss. Her background includes Warnaco Gores Group and BCBG Max Azria.