Just days after Alexander Wang was accused of sexual assault, the fashion designer is doing more than breaking his silence; he’s striking back.
While earlier last week representatives for Wang declined to comment, the designer himself issued a statement on Thursday.
“Over the last few days I have been on the receiving end of baseless and grotesquely false accusations. These claims have been wrongly amplified by social media accounts infamous for posting defamatory material from undisclosed and/or anonymous sources with zero evidence or any fact-checking whatsoever. Seeing these lies about me being perpetuated as truths has been infuriating. I have never engaged in the atrocious behavior described and would never conduct myself in the manner that’s been alleged. I intend to get to the bottom of this and hold accountable whoever is responsible for originating these claims and viciously spreading them online,” said Alexander Wang in the statement.
Allegations began to surface last Monday after digital media platform Diet Prada picked up a post by S–t Model Mgmt and Nick Ward accused Wang via a detailed Twitter post, which was then shared in a post by Diet Prada.
Another accuser named Owen Mooney responded to a TikTok prompt in which he described his encounter with the fashion designer in a “packed” New York club back in 2017. During a performance by rapper CupcakKe, Mooney claims to have been accosted by Wang, who was sitting next to him.
Other models have also come forward anonymously, claiming that Wang gave them water laced with MDMA.
On Tuesday, New York-based advocacy group, The Model Alliance, posted a message supporting Wang’s accusers to social media and has asked for anyone who needs support to contact their support team for legal referrals and assistance in filing formal complaints.