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Charney Says American Apparel Results Bolster His Case

Dov Charney, who is fighting to be reinstated as American Apparel Inc.’s chief executive officer, said the retailer’s improved second-quarter results show he was doing a good job before getting pushed out June.

The clothing chain had a narrower net loss of $16.2 million, compared with $37.5 million a year earlier, the Los Angeles-based company said yesterday in a statement. It also an posted an operating profit of $2.58 million, its first in six quarters. Meanwhile, same-store sales, a key measure of a retailer’s performance, fell 6 percent.