Famed fashion designer Alexander Wang has been hit with charges of sexual assault from a slew of male and trans models, claiming that the fashion designer has grouped/raped them (or tried to), after the designer insisted that they drink bottles of water (Molly Water) while on route to after parties, without their knowledge or consent.
Talk of this type of behavior by Alexander Wang goes back as far as 2016, with musician Florence Welch stating that his favorite “party trick” was to offer someone a glass of water, which was really straight vodka. Another musician Azealia Banks posted “anonymous accounts” of Wang groping trans women on Instagram in 2019. Most recently on December 28th 2020 @ShitModelMgmt (a modeling watchdog account) posted on it’s site that Wang was a “alleged sexual predator” after posting several anonymous DM messages which detailed accounts of Wang raping/groping and or drugging them. The most recent allegations are drawing more attention from the fashion industry after recent coverage of this story from The New York Times, Business of Fashion and the Guardian.
Alexander Wang has denied all accusations, and released a statement to Vouge Magazine: “Firstly, I’d like to take the opportunity to connect directly with the people who have helped me grow this brand into what it is today and address the recent false, fabricated, and mostly anonymous accusations against me. While I have always been active in my social life, frequently attending various industry gatherings, parties, and concerts where drugs and alcohol were present—contrary to what has been said, I have never taken advantage of others in a sexual manner or forced anything on anyone without consent. I also have never abused my status or fame for my own benefit. These baseless allegations were started on social media by sites which repeatedly disregarded the value and importance of evidence or fact-checking. It’s my priority to prove these accusations are untrue and are fueled by solely opportunistic motives. It is important for people to speak up and be heard, but there is a need to ensure accusations are credible, so that we don’t harm these important causes. Our team is doing everything in its power to investigate these claims and we promise to remain honest and transparent throughout that process. We are fortunate to have received an overwhelming amount of support over the last few days and are thankful to our staff, clients, and industry peers for standing by our side at this time.” The people that are accusing Wang are preparing for possible legal action against him. We will keep you updated as this story unfolds.