Sexual Assault Accusations Against Designer Alexander Wang Flood Social Media
Designer Alexander Wang runs a multi-million dollar fashion empire and his work always mentioned on the best-dressed list. However, he has recently been accused by numerous people on social media of sexual assault.
Alexander Wang Accused Of Sexual Assault On Social Media
One TikTok video with accusations against the designer blew up. In the video, Owen Mooney alleges that in a very packed NYC club in 2017, Wang began groping him and took advantage of the fact that there was limited space to move. He was shocked when he saw it was the acclaimed fashion designer making him feel so uncomfortable. Mooney, a model from the UK, was not originally going to reveal the name of the designer after his first video. But after hearing similar accounts of groping, he decided it was better to speak out and call out Wang by name.
This sparked a social media movement of people sharing their alleged run-ins with Wang and accusations of sexual assault. An account called @shitmodelmgmt shared screenshots of messages from people with similar experiences as Mooney. There are over 13 tweets from the account that detail these experiences. Several people allege that the designer drugged them with “molly water” before heading to after-parties or making sexual advances.
Others have accused him of rape and being “sexually aggressive” and “forceful.” Some of the users who shared their stories claim to have worked as models for Wang in the past. After reading all of the stories, a group called Model Alliance is campaigning for the RESPECT Program. This would “provide a proper complaint mechanism for models to safely report misconduct, professional investigations, and real consequences for those who abuse their power.”
Rapper Azaelia Banks posted screenshots on her Instagram story last year of people coming forward with accusations against Wang. The accusations included groping women and exposing their genitals in public.
People Wonder How These Allegations Will Effect Celebrities That Wear Wang’s Designs
Celebrities like Gigi and Bella Hadid, The Kardashians and The Baldwins have all flashed Wang designs on red carpets in the past. But now that the 37-year-old is the subject of all of these accusations, people are wondering if celebrities will speak out. Pop star Dua Lipa just posed in a Wang design a few weeks ago for a performance, and the Hadid’s have always raved about his work. Still, the world is counting on them to speak out now.
“I’m curious to see what @GigiHadid @KendallJenner and other « wang girls » will say about this #AlexanderWang mess. At this point it is really important that famous people use their privilege to speak up,” one Twitter user said.
“Celebrities are reaaaalllll quiet about Alexander Wang this week” wrote another Twitter user.
According to InStyle, Wang has remained mum on the subject and has yet to comment on any of the allegations against him.