The sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former employee against American Apparel and its founder, Dov Charney, will be decided by binding arbitration, Charney's attorney said Thursday.
Both sides will be bound by the decision of the arbitrator or private judge they select.
That means it is unlikely a jury will hear the plaintiff's account of Charney conducting business clad only in his underwear or, occasionally, something even skimpier. Mary Nelson, 36, a former sales representative for American Apparel, says Charney, 38, also used vile language and derogatory terms for women. Nelson contends she was wrongfully terminated from her job shortly after consulting a lawyer.