The text exchange between Alexander Wang and a male model accusing him of sexual assault was made public on Monday when the fashion designer slammed the allegations of several men in an email to employees.
Numerous claims were made after model and graphic designer Owen Mooney joined TikTok in 2017 to share his encounter with Wang. He described how he was "frozen" when Wang reportedly groped his crotch during a concert in New York City.
Several others made similar allegations and prompted the fashion designer to issue a statement last week denying the "grotesquely false" claims.
In a memo that DailyMail.com saw and mailed to its staff on Monday, Wang wrote, “I wanted to take the time to write to all of you and thank each and every one of you who put me and the brand after the difficult in the last few days.
“You are my community, my priority, and I am fully aware that the latest news has affected you as well. I hope this note, which I send before we post it later on the company's social networks, will help answer some of your questions and allay some concerns. & # 39;
Wang said he remains "committed" to his employees and his brand and will do everything in my power to guide us through this process with the greatest possible transparency.
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Alexander Wang shared a memo with staff on Monday over recent allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted male models, claiming he never took advantage of others as it became known that Lisa Bloom will represent the alleged victims
In addition to Wang's memo to the staff, his agents also posted text messages on DailyMail.com showing the exchange between Wang and one of his accusers. Involved in the text messaging is Nick, a prosecutor who spoke to DailyMail.com last week
Other exchanges sent to DailyMail.com by Wang's team include one from May and June 2020. In May, the men discuss how Nick is moving out of New York City after losing his job due to the coronavirus pandemic. On the June exchange, Wang told Nick that he was in Connecticut
"Firstly, I would like to take the opportunity to get in direct contact with the people who helped make this brand what it is today and to address the recent false, fabricated and mostly anonymous allegations against me."
“While I have always been active in my social life, often attending various industry gatherings, parties, and concerts where drugs and alcohol were present, contrary to what has been said, I have never sexually exploited others or forced anything on someone without Approval.
“I've never used my status or fame for my own benefit. These unsubstantiated allegations were made on social media by websites that repeatedly ignored the value and importance of evidence or fact-checking, "Wang said.
He then wrote that he made it his "priority to prove that these allegations are false and motivated by purely opportunistic motives".
"It is important that people speak and be heard about it, but it is important to ensure that allegations are credible so that we do not harm these important causes." Our team is doing everything in their power to investigate these allegations and we promise to remain honest and transparent during this process.
"We are fortunate to have received overwhelming support over the past few days and are grateful to our employees, customers and industry colleagues for standing by our side at this point," he concluded.
In addition to Wang's memo to the staff, his agents also posted text messages on DailyMail.com showing the exchange between Wang and one of his accusers.
Involved in the text messaging is Nick, a prosecutor who spoke to DailyMail.com last week. He said Wang performed sexual acts on him while he was in a darkened state in a club.
The first texts are from 2019 after the alleged incidents reportedly took place, and show Nick telling Wang that he is in Brooklyn with friends.
"I'm with friends in Brooklyn – you?" Asks Nick. Wang replies, “I just left a shoot in BK. Back to the city. "
On November 24, 2019, Nick says to Wang, "Damn it, I miss you again."
Wang doesn't seem to have replied to this message, but a little over a week later Nick writes, "Hey, how are you? Do you have a party with Adidas next week?"
Nor does it appear that Wang replied to this message. On January 18, 2020, Nick wrote: "Alexxx, are you out?" Wang replied, "No at home. You? & # 39;
"Do you want to come to China?" Asks Nick.
The exchange seems to revive on January 31, 2020, and Nick text Wang about smoking and chilling together.
"At some point smoke down and chill," writes Nick, to which Wang replies: "Sat?"
"Do you want to keep it quiet?" Asks Nick.
Wang replies: "In contrast to …?"
"Go to a club like we normally do," says Nick. Wang replies, “Oh hahahaha yeah. I will probably stay tonight. "
Other exchanges sent to DailyMail.com by Wang's team include one from May and June 2020. In May, the men discuss how Nick is moving out of New York City after losing his job due to the coronavirus pandemic. "It would be nice to play again before I go," Nick told Wang.
During the June exchange, Wang told Nick that he was in Connecticut after getting a place there for the summer. .
Meanwhile, it was announced on Monday that Lisa Bloom (pictured) will represent the male models who have made allegations against Wang
Last week, a 25-year-old man (pictured) who just wanted to be identified as Nick told DailyMail.com how he met Wang at a club in Brooklyn in June 2019. He claims he was drunk and later blacked out and woke up with Wang who had sex with him
The pouring out of claims came after model and graphic designer Owen Mooney (pictured) visited TikTok to share his alleged encounter with Wang in 2017. He described how he was "frozen" when Wang allegedly groped his crotch during a concert in New York City
In the meantime, it was announced on Monday from Page 6 that Lisa Bloom will represent the male models who have made allegations against Wang.
Bloom said she was "proud" to represent some of the designer's accusers.
& # 39; The fashion industry is long overdue, considering the frequent, annoying abuse of models. I have represented many alleged sexual misconduct in recent years, including against Paul Marciano, Bruce Weber, and others, ”she said.
"Models are not props and have the same right to respect in the workplace as anyone else," she added.
Bloom, who represents Nick, told DailyMail.con on Monday in a statement: "The idea that a friendly text exchange between a sexual assault accuser and the accused negates the accuser's credibility after the alleged assault is wrong and based on an outdated one Understanding Sexual Assault.
"It takes time and maturity for a victim to look back and say, wait a minute, that wasn't right," added Bloom.
Wang was charged with sexual assault and spiking with MDMA by several alleged victims, who alleged that Wang's "predatory" behavior was an open secret in the fashion industry for years.
Last week, 25-year-old Nick explained to DailyMail.com how he met Wang at a club in Brooklyn in June 2019.
He claims that one August night while hanging out with Wang, the designer was "aggressive" and performed sexual acts on him while in a darkened state, once in a packed club and later that night in an Uber.
The young man told DailyMail.com, “This is not something I wanted or what I wanted, and it should never have happened, especially this way.
“I'm really glad that someone spoke about it because I realized that my own situation was very different from what I thought.
“I think there was a lot of manipulation and I just feel like I'm being played. The whole #MeToo movement is more about women and people don't know that this can happen to men too, I'm one of them. I think it's a big wake up call for gay men. & # 39;
Nick, who at the time was living in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, first met Wang at $ 3 Bill – a gay bar in East Williamsburg. He was walking to the venue with a friend when he met Wang.
Nick said, “I kind of noticed him, but I didn't know it was him, but he kept coming up to me and my friend and dancing with us.
“Later that night he got a little more aggressive, like pulling me, but that's normal in the club. So I haven't really thought about it that much. & # 39;
They exchanged their contact details and Nick said he found Wang "nice and normal" but said, "When we started hanging out with his friends, it was a lot different, it was a lot more aggressive."
While Nick said he didn't think his drink was MDMA-infused as other prosecutors have alleged, he stated that he drank so much around Wang that he passed out – the only time he ever did did.
He said, "Every time I was blacked out, I became aware and he did something to me."
Nick added, “I'm not generally a heavy drinker, but for me to faint is very much an exaggeration.
“If we went out, we would be at a table and as soon as one drink was ready, another would be there. It was honestly hard to keep track of things and then we would take pictures. & # 39;
While Nick said he didn't think his drink was MDMA-infused as other prosecutors have alleged, he stated that he drank so much around Wang that he passed out – the only time he ever did did
Known for his bubbly, carefree personality, Wang counts supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid (right), Kendall Jenner, actress Zoe Kravitz (left) and singer Dua Lipa as his inner circle
It was this type of heavy drinking that would occur the next time Nick met Wang with Wang's circle of friends at a bar called Lola in the East Village on August 24, 2019.
DailyMail.com has seen texts and Instagram direct messages between Wang and Nick, with the designer encouraging Nick to meet him at various clubs.
In an exchange dated August 24, 2019, Nick Wang replied and asked where he was.
Wang gives Nick the address and says "it's fun". When Nick agrees to come, Wang writes back, "Take a few pictures and catch up with me."
When he got to the venue, Wang had a private table. Nick explained that people recognized Wang and tried to take pictures or sit down at their table, adding that he was a little uncomfortable being in a situation where people were always looking their way.
Nick described a night of running drinks before he passed out, and when he got to Wang's, allegedly gave him a handjob while they were dancing.
He said, “I was shocked. I wiped it off and he just laughed at it. & # 39;
Nick added, "I'm like being next to all of his friends who were all women … so I'm shocked that it was normal for them."
The group club was bouncing that night and Nick said he never really knew where he was after the first bar.
He explained, “I really only go out in Brooklyn, so I didn't know the areas we go out on the Lower East Side because some of them were new to me.
& # 39; I was really, really drunk, really. When I realized that I couldn't make it home on my own because I had been drinking too much, I asked Alex where we were. Which area? "" And he just wouldn't tell me. "
It was after the third club that night that Nick said he had become vigilant in an Uber and found Wang engaged in sex with him.
He said, “Again I was blacked out and woke up when he spoke to me in the car. This time I told him: "We are in a car!" "His friends are in the car too, that's why it was so strange."
Nick said, “I think there has been a lot of manipulation and I just feel like I'm being played. The whole #MeToo movement is more about women and people don't know that this can happen to men too, I'm one of them. I think it's a big wake up call for gay men.
DailyMail.com has seen texts and Instagram direct messages between Wang and Nick, with the designer encouraging him to meet him at various clubs
But Nick said he believed this was normal behavior for Wang, who seemed not phased by his shock or annoyance when he was told to stop.
“He's never really surprised every time. Even if I get vigilant and jump and see what's happening, he'll just act like it's normal, ”Nick said.
Because of his drunkenness, Nick crashed at Wang's, went to bed immediately, and left in the morning.
He explained, “I thought it was more of a friendly atmosphere. I never wanted anything romantic or anything like that. I never wanted anything sexual with him.
“To me, I thought he really likes me, he's aggressive. I didn't notice it until reading other people's experiences, there was something else on his side. & # 39;
The next time Nick saw Wang in the fall of 2019, he describes a similar night as his previous encounters, flowing drinks and parties.
He said, "We drank a lot again, but he didn't do anything crazy, it was more or less the usual."
The last time Nick said he saw Wang was in June. He went to his apartment in downtown Manhattan and they hung out, talked and watched TV.
While Nick said Wang tried to cuddle up to him and move, he wiped him for the last time.
He said, "It wasn't as aggressive as the other nights, but I brushed it off too. I thought," All right, stop that. "
“I think he realized that. I think he probably realized I didn't want anything sexual, so there was really no need to rest. & # 39;
Aside from the two instances where Nick was too drunk to agree, the two men never had a physical relationship, Nick said.
Various victims have claimed that Wang's behavior has been an open secret for months, if not years.
Nick said he shared his story because it opened his eyes.
He said, “I thought what happened was normal. The thing that is so shocking, I felt that all of this was normal until I started seeing other people's stories and experiences and it sounded just like mine.
"For gay men this can be normal and it is tolerated and nobody really talks about it."
Owen Mooney, a model and graphic designer, brought his story forward in two TikTok videos that went viral on Monday. In the first video (left), Mooney claimed he was "patched up" by a "really famous designer" when he and his friends rapper CupcakKe performed at a club three years ago. He didn't give a name until the second video (right) after commentators suspected it was Wang
The allegations against Wang went viral on Monday as industry watchdog Sh * t Model Management posted stories from various accusers on Instagram (picture)
One alleged victim also alleged that Wang did the same "Molly water trick against me" while another accused him of drugging two friends in 2014.
Wang's agent denied Nick's claims to DailyMail.com: "The text messages we have received from this" Nick "character to our customers tell a very different story than what was reported."
& # 39; Despite claiming Alex sexually assaulted him twice in one night while he (Nick) was allegedly drunk, since the alleged incidents he has reached out to Alex repeatedly and consistently to invite him over to the clubbing and solicitation hanging out, smoking weed, and chilling out. Last weekend the guy wrote Alex a happy birthday. & # 39;
Allegations against Wang made news after Owen Mooney's report of his experience went viral and industry watchdog Sh * t Model Management (SMM) began sharing screenshots of allegations submitted by anonymous users.
In two TikTok videos, Mooney claimed he was "patched up" by a "really famous designer" when he and his friends rapper CupcakKe performed at a club three years ago.
He didn't give a name until the second video after commentators suspected it was Wang.
"I was alone at one point, and that guy next to me obviously took advantage of the fact that no one could move," Mooney said.
“And he just started mending me. Like at the top of my leg in my crotch. It froze me completely from being so shocked.
"Then I look left to see who it was and it was a really famous fashion designer and I just couldn't believe he did this to me."
Describing the incident as "really insane," he said he had to "slowly move away from the designer," whom he described as a "sexual predator" in his second video.
Another prosecutor, Nick Ward, alleged Wang "packed" his crotch at a 2017 DJ event in Brooklyn.
"As he passed, he swung and hugged me and kept walking," Ward told Insider.
"When I realized what happened, I just announced to my boyfriend," This guy just grabbed my dick "and they're all like" that was Alexander Wang ".
Ward first described the incident on September 11, 2017 in a Twitter thread shared on Instagram by Diet Prada fashion account, which has more than 2.3 million followers.
One of the nameless accusers speaking to SMM alleged that his friend, a trans man, was driving a limo with Wang after a party some time ago when the designer offered him water and made him drink it all.
"A few moments later, they noticed they were rolling and giving Molly water," claimed the anonymous person.
"This was a regular occurrence as a year after telling this story I heard other people confirm that they too were drugged on their way to an after party."
Another alleged victim also alleged that Wang did the same "Molly water trick against me" while a third accused him of drugging two friends in 2014.
Diet Prada alleged allegations against Wang had been around for months, if not years.
In his post, the account published screenshots of Instagram stories published by rapper Azealia Banks in 2019 that contained anonymous allegations against Wang.
While Banks' posts have now disappeared from her Instagram, they have been screened and archived by Twitter users.
On Tuesday, the fashion advocacy organization Model Alliance released a statement in support of Wang's accusers.
"We at Model Alliance stand in solidarity with those who shared allegations of sexual abuse by Alexander Wang," read an Instagram post.
"Let's be clear: the lack of transparency and accountability in the fashion industry means that all models, regardless of their gender or gender identity, are susceptible to abuse."
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