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June 20 (Bloomberg) — In the end, not even the sales skills that helped Dov Charney turn a tiny T-shirt maker into a global apparel chain could save his job.

On June 18, American Apparel Inc.’s directors announced they would terminate Charney as chief executive officer, but not before he tried to convince them otherwise at a board meeting in New York that lasted several hours, according to two people familiar with the situation. The company then replaced Charney with Chief Financial Officer John Luttrell, who will serve as interim CEO.

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