Disgraced fashion bro Dov Charney is back in the news. The skeevy former American Apparel CEO, who's had it rough ever since being ousted from his clothing brand over sexual harassment allegations, and is tens of millions of dollars in debt, is likely to get kicked out of his bizarre concrete mansion in Los Angeles, according to a story in The LA Times written by Noah Goldberg.
And it turns out Charney's not the only unsavory character shacking up at the mansion. It's become a crash pad for Kanye's band of misfit toys, including déclassé alt-right tryhard Milo Yiannopoulos, who runs Ye's political operations, and accused sexual predator Ian Connor, described in the article as "a clothing designer accused by numerous women of sexual assault who has long been connected to Ye."
No wonder the landlord's trying to kick these creeps out. A court hearing on the trustee's motion is scheduled for November 14.
Highlights from the report:
- Charney was reportedly hired as CEO of Kanye's Yeezy fashion line and has been traveling with the rapper.
- The 11,000-square-foot house was built in the 1920s by Frank Garbutt, an early Hollywood tycoon, in an unusual concrete style meant to withstand natural disasters. Garbutt wanted a fireproof home, so there are no fireplaces and materials like wood were avoided. The house has 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and 360-degree views of Los Angeles including the Silver Lake reservoir. When Charney bought the mansion in 2006, American Apparel had over 100 stores and he was seen as a successful entrepreneur.
- A bankruptcy trustee is seeking to sell the property to pay Charney's debts, but access has been limited due to the many residents. At least 7 guests were residing there besides Charney, including Ye associates and former American Apparel employees. The trustee says Charney has not cooperated with showing the house to potential buyers. During a visit, the trustee found the house in disarray with pets and belongings all over.
- Charney borrowed millions after being fired to try to regain control of American Apparel but was unsuccessful and now owes over $20 million to a hedge fund which prompted his bankruptcy filing last year.