American fashion designer, Alexander Wang has been accused of sexually assaulting male and transgender models including drugging and groping them.
Wang’s accusers went public with their allegations on social media this week.
They alleged the 37-year-old New York City designer is a ‘sexual predator’ and claimed Wang drugged their drinks with MDMA and sexually assaulted them at events in recent years, WWD reported.
Sh* Model Management, a watchdog in the industry, shared anonymous stories on Monday December 28.
“Alexander Wang is an alleged sexual predator, many male models and trans models have come out and spoken about the alleged sexual abuse that Alexander Wang has inflicted upon them,” the watchdog stated in the post.
“It is important to show your support to these victims by unfollowing Alexander Wang and boycotting his clothing line.”
One model, Owen Mooney claimed that he was at a packed club in New York City in 2017 when Wang allegedly violated him.
“’I was by myself at one point and this guy next to me obviously took at advantage of the fact that no one could f**king move,” Mooney said in a video he uploaded to TikTok.
Mooney said that Wang “’just started touching me up, like, fully up my leg, in my crotch.”
“It made me freeze completely me because I was in so much shock,” the model said.
“And then I look to my left to see who it was and it was a really famous fashion designer and I just couldn’t believe that he was doing that to me.”
Another accuser, a trans man, said he rode in a limousine with Wang after a party and that the designer gave him water and made sure he drank it all.
“A few moments after, they noticed they were rolling and had been giving Molly water,” the person said.
“This was a regular occurrence because a year after being told this story, I also heard other people confirm that they also got drugged on the way to any after-party.”
Another alleged victim also claimed Wang had done the same ‘Molly water trick on me’, while another accused him of drugging two friends in 2014.
The Fashion advocacy group Model Alliance issued a statement on Tuesday in support of Wang’s accusers.
“We at Model Alliance stand in solidarity with those who have shared accusations of sexual abuse by Alexander Wang,” the group stated in an Instagram post.
“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.”
Wang, who became known for his star-studded parties following the success of his fashion label launch in 2005, is yet to comment on the allegations.
*Edited by Stanley Nwosu