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More Threads Unravel For American Apparel: Employee Found Dead

american apparel.jpg American Apparel employee Danarichie Lyndon Sindo was found dead in a fifth-floor restroom yesterday, Gawker reports. The 44-year-old Philippines native’s death is the latest bad news to hit American Apparel, adding to what Gawker calls the company’s “ever-growing list of public relations woes.”

The company has a lot on its hands besides fashion these days. Among its other current woes: recent talk of its possible delisting, shareholder lawsuits, and rumors it’s nearing bankruptcy. That’s not to mention the fact the company has the Los Angeles Times quoting Howard Davidowitz, chairman of national retail consulting and investment banking firm Davidowitz & Associates Inc. as saying it’s operating like a “madhouse.”

What this means for the once-king of hipster hoodies and sultry billboards is yet uncertain. ConsumerAffairs.Com reminds us that “not long ago” it was “the undisputed king of hipster cool, churning out simple, understated v-neck shirts and leggings while growing at a breakneck pace.”

[Image via American Apparel website]

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