Updated, Wednesday 24 February 2021: Alexander Wang has been accused of sexual assault again. Keaton Bullen, 21, a student at New York’s Parsons School of Design, claims that he was assaulted by the fashion designer in a NY nightclub in 2019. Wang continues to deny all allegations.
Bullen told the BBC that he met the designer at the Fish Bowl in Manhattan. He claims the two talked, before Wang led him to the dance floor and later assaulted him.
“All of a sudden he unzipped my trousers, put his hands in my pants and started grabbing my penis in front of a bunch of people,” he said. “I completely froze.
“He then said: ‘I want to take you home with me,'” Bullen alleged. “I felt weirded out… and removed myself from the situation as fast as possible.”
Bullen is not pressing charges, but wanted to come forward with his allegations in solidarity with other alleged survivors.
Original story, Monday 4 January 2021: Alexander Wang has denied claims made on social media regarding his behaviour, where he has been accused of sexual misconduct.
The designer has been called an “alleged sexual predator” by fashion watchdog Diet Prada and the account Shit Model Management, both of which re-shared a number of allegations made by individuals.
Wang responded to the allegations in a statement sent out via email, calling them “baseless”.
“Over the last few days I have been on the receiving end of baseless and grotesquely false accusations,” Wang said, reports WWD. “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 behaviour 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.”
The designer has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of individuals, which was initially picked up and re-shared by the Instagram account, Shit Model Management. Diet Prada also then re-shared a number of the stories, detailing the allegations, on its account.
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