After several sexual misconduct allegations were made against Alexander Wang more than three months ago, the designer has issued a new statement on the matter.
"A number of individuals have come forward recently to raise claims against me regarding my past personal behavior," Wang shared on Monday, March 8, via Instagram. "I support their right to come forward, and I've listened carefully to what they had to say.
"It was not easy for them to share their stories, and I regret acting in a way that caused them pain. While we disagree on some of the details of these personal interactions, I will set a better example and use my visibility and influence to encourage others to recognize harmful behaviors.
"Life is about learning and growth, and now that I know better, I will do better," the 37-year-old concluded the statement.
A statement was also released by attorney Lisa Bloom, who is representing 10 men with allegations against Wang and said that they met with the designer and his team.
"My clients had the opportunity to speak their truth to him and expressed their pain and hurt. We acknowledge Mr. Wang’s apology and we are moving forward," she shared on Tuesday, March 9.
We have met with Alexander Wang and his team. My clients had the opportunity to speak their truth to him and expressed their pain and hurt.— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) March 9, 2021
We acknowledge Mr. Wang’s apology and we are moving forward.
We have no further comment on this matter.
In December, TikTok user Owen Mooney recalled an instance from 2017 in a packed New York City club, where Wang allegedly touched him without his consent.
"And then I looked to my left to see who it was and it was this really famous fashion designer," Mooney claimed. "Like, I couldn't believe that he was doing that to me. It just made me go into even more shock. But it was really f**ked up."
After Mooney shared his story, more allegations were made against Wang, largely via Instagram accounts Diet Prada and S**t Model Management. Some anonymous users claimed that Wang allegedly spiked their drinks with "Molly," which is a type of MDMA, before he took advantage of them.
"As he was passing, he swung, squeezed me, and kept walking," Nick Ward told Insider about an alleged encounter with Wang in 2017.
"Over the last few days, I have been on the receiving end of baseless and grotesquely false accusations. These claims have been wrongfully amplified by social media accounts infamous for posting defamatory material from undisclosed and/or anonymous sources with zero evidence or any fact checking whatsoever," Wang said in December.
"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," he added.
"I intend to get to the bottom of this and hold accountable whoever is responsible for originating these claims and viciously spreading them online."