Alexander Wang faces sexual assault allegations when tales of abuse unfold on-line
Fashion designer Alexander Wang, 37, has been charged with a number of sexual misconduct charges, starting with a post documenting stories from anonymous sources on Shit Model Management, an Instagram that gives models a platform for models to speak out about issues in the industry .
"Instead of sweeping these events under the rug, it's time to do something about it. Please don't follow @alexwangny & @alexanderwangny to show your support to the victims. It's time to hold abusers in the fashion industry accountable Trans models are often overlooked in sexual assault conversations in the modeling industry, but not today. We cannot allow famous people to get away with sexual assault just because they are on a pedestal. They must be held accountable like all others Abusers, "read the post, which included a series of screenshots of DMs detailing records of Alexander Wang's sexual abuse and alleged propensity for drug addicts at parties.
Shit Model Management first posted these stories after male model Owen Mooney described being fondled by Wang in a New York nightclub on TikTok in 2017. Diet Prada Instagram account also took a stand, reminding followers that rapper and Alexander Wang muse Azealia Banks shared anonymous posts in 2019 describing the designer as a sexual predator. These messages are still circulating on the internet despite being deleted from the rapper page. Known for his Fashion Week after parties, Wang even designs clothes with slogans or idioms that reflect his party ethic – his Spring 2018 "Wangover" headbands might come to mind.
Many anonymous prosecutors have become more specific, describing incidents of waking up in Wang's bed after drinking MDMA-infused molly water or drinking too much alcohol at an after party orchestrated by Wang. Many male models and trans models have described being exploited, starting with Wang inappropriately touching them in a crowded room.
On December 31st, Wang gave an exclusive statement The New York Times Comment on the allegations. "In the past few days I've received unfounded and grotesquely false allegations," said the designer. "These claims have been falsely reinforced by social media accounts, which are notorious for posting defamatory material from unnamed and / or anonymous sources without evidence or any verification of fact. I have never, and would, engage in the cruel behavior described I never intend to get to the bottom of it and hold whoever is responsible for making these claims and viciously distributing them online. "
The Model Alliance has excelled in respect for Wang's accusers and provided a platform for anyone in need of assistance to file formal complaints in the industry. "Let's be clear: the fashion industry's lack of transparency and accountability makes all models, regardless of their gender or gender identity, vulnerable to abuse," the post reads. Aside from acknowledging these allegations against the popular designer who feels like such a powerful force in fashion, we also encourage anyone suffering from sexual abuse to speak up – your voice will be heard and we will stand by you – nobody is excepted to be held accountable.