American Apparel files for Ch. 11

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Retailer seeks bankruptcy protection.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Retailer seeks bankruptcy protection.

American Apparel cautioned in August that it didn’t have enough financing to keep operating for the next year and that investors could suffer big losses on their investments.

American Apparel has lost money every year since 2010, with revenue wilting as competition from fast-fashion retailers has increased. The company is being sued by ex-CEO Charney, who was fired in December following allegations that he had violated its sexual harassment policy. Charney denies those charges.

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