By  on January 29, 2015

Dov Charney wants back in at American Apparel Inc. — and he might have found a friend who can help in Jay Schottenstein.

Sources said that Charney has held some preliminary discussions with Schottenstein about trying to regain control of the company he founded. Michael Broidy, senior vice president of corporate affairs at Schottenstein Stores Corp., declined to comment on the matter. But the retail veteran could be a powerful ally for Charney. Schottenstein is head of SB Capital Group and Schottenstein Stores Corp. and chairman of American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

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