30 December 2020 12:31
Celebrity fashion designer Alexander Wang has been alleged of sexual misconduct by several anonymous accusers on social media. Some of them also accused Wang of drugging them in the past. Reportedly, many anonymous accusers said that Wang allegedly drugged them with MDMA before sexually assaulting them at events. The series of allegations went viral when a fashion industry watchdog reshared model Owen Mooney's tiktok video in which the model talked about a "really famous designer" who had him "touched up" at a social gathering. When other users also started sharing similar incidents accusing Alexander Wang of being that famous designer, Mooney confirmed that it was Wang he was talking about.
Shit Model Management then urged people to boycott Alexander Wang and his clothing line as it called him an "alleged sexual predator". The post claimed that many male and transgender model have come out and spoken about the alleged sexual abuse that Alexander Wang has inflicted on them. Also read: Banned From Using My Own Name: Designer Hailey Paige In Legal Battle With Design House View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shit Model Management (@shitmodelmgmt) "It is important to show your support to these victims by unfollowing Alexander Wang and boycotting his clothing line," the post read. Mooney in his Tiktok video shared an incident of 2017 when he was at a crowded New York City club and alleged Alexander Wang of taking advantage of the situation. "It made me freeze completely because I was in so much shock," he said in the video. Other than Mooney none of the other accusers shared their identity but their replies on private messages were shared on social media through screenshots. One of the accusers claimed that their transgender friend was once offered a bottle of water by Alexander Wang which was allegedly duped with MDMA. Another alleged survivor also accused Wang for doing a similar drugging on their two other friends in 2014. An organisation, Model Alliance, released a statement in support of Alexander Wang's accusers and stood in solidarity with them. "Lets be clear: The fashion industry's lack of transparency and accountability leaves all models vulnerable to abuse, regardless of their sex or gender identity," the statement further read. Also read: 5 Journalists Who Became Headlines Themselves This Year Image credits: The Times