Alexander Wang has given another response to allegations of sexual assault and harassment as his accusers appear ready to take legal action against him.
The famous fashion designer took to Instagram on Monday to address his followers and brand supporters – a continuation of last week’s testimony in which he described the allegations as “unfounded and grotesquely false”.
“I would like to take this opportunity to interact directly with the people who have followed and supported this brand and me over the years and to address the recent false, fabricated, and mostly anonymous allegations against me,” wrote Wang im yesterday’s photo post with comments disabled. “These unfounded allegations were made on social media by websites that repeatedly ignored the value and importance of evidence or fact-checking.”
He added, “My team is doing everything in their power to investigate these allegations and I promise to remain honest and transparent during this process. I am fortunate to have received overwhelming support over the past few days and am grateful to those who stand by my side at this point. “
At the same time, it was reported that high-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom was hired by “several men” who made allegations against the designer. According to multiple media outlets, Bloom, who represented the women whose sexual harassment claims led to the dismissal of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, said in a statement: “The fashion industry is long overdue to reckoning for its frequent, disruptive mistreatment of models … models are not props and have the same right to respect in the workplace as everyone else. “
In the past week, at least eight people have charged Wang with sexual assault. Statements Shared by Watchdog Accounts Diet Prada and Sh * t Model Management included detailed reports of people allegedly drugged, molested or raped. A series of anonymous messages in support of the claims have also been direct messaged to the accounts while model and designer Owen Mooney made headlines in mid-December after sharing TikTok videos claiming Wang had him at a club in 2017 groped.
Late last week, Wang wrote in a statement mailed to multiple publications: “These allegations have been falsely reinforced by social media accounts, which are notorious for posting defamatory material from undisclosed and / or anonymous sources without evidence or verification Publish facts. Seeing these lies about my being perpetuated as truths made me angry. I have never engaged in the cruel behavior described and would never behave in the alleged matter. My intention is to get to the bottom of this and hold whoever is responsible for making these allegations and maliciously distributing them online. “
Wang’s representatives did not immediately respond to FN’s request for comment. FN also reached out to Bloom.