After days of remaining silent amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, fashion designer Alexander Wang has released a statement, denying all of the allegations against him.
“In recent days, I have been the target of baseless and grotesquely false accusations,” Wang said. “These allegations have been wrongly amplified by infamous social media accounts for posting defamatory material from undisclosed and / or anonymous sources without any proof or fact-checking. To see these lies about me being perpetuated as truths has been infuriating. I have never engaged in the excruciating behavior described and would never conduct myself in the manner alleged. I intend to get to the bottom of this and hold anyone responsible for the origin of these allegations and their vicious dissemination online. “
Industry watchdog @ShitModelMgmt’s Instagram account first posted anonymous stories about the New York designer drugging and harassing or sexually assaulting male and trans models. The stories arose after a model named Owen Mooney alleged that a “really famous fashion designer” groped him inside a club in 2017.
“I was on my own at one point and this guy next to me obviously took advantage of the fact that no one could fucking move and he just started, like, touching me up,” Mooney said. “And completely like, in my leg, in my crotch, like it made me freeze completely because I was in such a shock.” He later confirmed that the man he was referring to was Wang.
@ShitModelMgmt has spent much of this week posting screenshots of anonymous private messages where the writers accuse Wang of predation. Some of the allegations share a similar theme: These victims claim that Wang offered them bottles of water that they did not know contained MDMA. These stories remain unverified.
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