American Apparel has had its share of lawsuits. More recently with Woody Allen after American Apparel posted billboards of Allen without his permission. Now, American Apparel is on the offense against an opposing attorney in an employment litigation.
Keith Fink has a reputation as an aggressive employment attorney, typically suing celebrities and others in the entertainment industry. One of Fink’s notable cases is against blogger queen Perez Hilton over the PerezRevenge domain name trademark litigation. Fink represents a former employee of America Apparel that is suing the company’s CEO Dov Charney for sexual harassment.
As a preemptive attack, American Apparel has taken out several ads in UCLA’s Daily Bruin newspaper attacking Fink (who is a professor at UCLA) for his allege misconduct. UCLA however, stopped placing the ads, so America Apparel has moved on to the L.A. Business Journal. The May 11th issue of the paper has an America Apparel ad blasting Fink