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Fashion designer Alexander Wang criticizes allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted male models


Alexander Wang (pictured in February) first addressed allegations of sexual misconduct against him on Thursday, calling them "grotesquely false".

Alexander Wang first addressed allegations of sexual misconduct against him on Thursday, calling them "grotesquely false".

The 37-year-old favorite celebrity designer was charged this week with sexual assault and spiking with MDMA by several alleged victims who alleged that Wang's "predatory" behavior had been an open secret in the fashion industry for years.

While Wang did not respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment, its agents sent a statement to People: “In the past few days, I have received baseless and grotesquely false allegations.

"These allegations have been wrongly reinforced by social media accounts, which are notorious for posting defamatory material from undisclosed and / or anonymous sources without evidence or fact," the statement said.

Wang added, “Seeing these lies about my being immortalized as truths made me angry. I have never engaged in the cruel behavior described and would never behave as it was claimed.

"I intend to get to the bottom of this and hold whoever is responsible for making these allegations and maliciously distributing them online."

The pouring of claims came after model and graphic designer Owen Mooney came to TikTok in 2017 to share his alleged encounter with Wang. He described how he "froze" when Wang felt his crotch during a concert in New York City.

On Wednesday, another young man told DailyMail.com how he met Wang at a club in Brooklyn in June 2019.

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The 37-year-old favorite celebrity designer was charged this week with sexual assault and spiking with MDMA by several alleged victims who alleged that Wang's "predatory" behavior had been an open secret in the fashion industry for years

The 37-year-old favorite celebrity designer was charged this week with sexual assault and spiking with MDMA by several alleged victims who alleged that Wang's "predatory" behavior had been an open secret in the fashion industry for years

The pouring out of claims came after model and graphic designer Owen Mooney (pictured) visited TikTok to share his alleged 2017 encounter with Wang. He described how he was "frozen" when Wang allegedly groped his crotch during a concert in New York City

The pouring out of claims came after model and graphic designer Owen Mooney (pictured) visited TikTok to share his alleged 2017 encounter with Wang. He described how he was "frozen" when Wang allegedly groped his crotch during a concert in New York City

On Wednesday, another young man named Nick told DailyMail.com that one night in August 2019 he was hanging out with Wang, who he believed was "aggressive", and once engaged in sexual acts on him while in a darkened state a full club and later that night in an Uber

On Wednesday, another young man named Nick told DailyMail.com that one night in August 2019 he was hanging out with Wang, who he believed was "aggressive", and once engaged in sexual acts on him while in a darkened state a full club and later that night in an Uber

He alleged one night in August that year while hanging out with Wang that the designer was "aggressive" and performed sexual acts on him while in a darkened state, once in a crowded club and later that night in an Uber.

The 25-year-old, who asked that his last name not be published, 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 this can happen to men too, I am one of them. I think it's a big wake up call for gay men. & # 39;

The designer, known for his star-studded parties after his fashion label's success in 2005, declined to comment on the first wave of allegations when he was approached by WWD and InStyle.

Nick, who at the time was living in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of ​​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 near 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;

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.

Though Nick doesn't believe his drink had MDMA added, as other prosecutors have alleged, he said he drank so much around Wang that he passed out - the only time he ever did

Though Nick doesn't believe his drink had MDMA added, as other prosecutors have alleged, he said he drank so much around Wang that he passed out – the only time he ever did

Wang and Zoe Kravitz

Wang and Bella Hadid

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

Nick described a night of running drinks before he passed out, and when he got to Wang's, reportedly gave him a handjob while they were dancing

Nick described a night of running drinks before he passed out, and when he got to Wang's, reportedly gave him a handjob while they were dancing

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 to sit 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, reportedly 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. When I realized 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 gave me verbally in the car. This time I said to him: "We're in a car!" "His friends are in the car too, that's why it was so strange."

But Nick said he believed this was normal behavior for Wang, who seemed out of phase due to his shock or anger 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.

Nick added, “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 this can happen to men too, I am one of them. I think it's a big wake up call for gay men.

Nick added, “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 this can happen to men too, I am 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. In a text from fall 2019, Wang gives Nick the cross streets of a bar in Alphabet City and asks him to join

DailyMail.com has seen texts and Instagram direct messages between Wang and Nick, with the designer encouraging him to meet him at various clubs. In a text from fall 2019, Wang gives Nick the cross streets of a bar in Alphabet City and asks him to join

But Nick said he believed this was normal behavior for Wang, who seemed out of phase due to his shock or anger 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

But Nick said he believed this was normal behavior for Wang, who seemed out of phase due to his shock or anger 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 realize 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 wasn't really any reason 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 also received a vague warning from a former friend who warned he had "heard some things about Wang".

He explained, “He warned me, but I judged him to be jealous, I didn't really want to listen to him.

“That's why I'm almost embarrassed because two years ago there were even articles about certain situations.

“But I saw this person whom I had almost adored since I was in school. I know his first and last name, I didn't think I'd have to do a background check or anything like that. I thought I knew this person. Obviously, it was a great lesson for me. & # 39;

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 (pictured) that went viral on Monday. In the first video (above), Mooney claimed he was "patched" 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 (above), after commentators suspected it was Wang

Owen Mooney, a model and graphic designer, brought his story forward in two TikTok videos that went viral on Monday.

The allegations against Wang went viral on Monday as industry watchdog Sh * t Model Management posted stories from various accusers on Instagram (picture)

The allegations against Wang went viral on Monday as industry watchdog Sh * t Model Management posted stories from various accusers on Instagram (picture)

Allegations against Wang made news this week after 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, hugged me, and kept walking," Ward told Insider.

"Realizing 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 "some time ago" after a party when the designer offered him water and made him drink it all.

Wang posted the photo above on his Instagram on Sunday. He has since disabled comments on his posts

Wang posted the photo above on his Instagram on Sunday. He has since disabled comments on his posts

A suspected victim also claimed that Wang did the same Molly water trick on me

Another accused him of drugging two friends in 2014

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

"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 posted screenshots of Instagram stories posted 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, fashion agency 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: because of the lack of transparency and accountability in the fashion industry, all models, regardless of their gender or gender identity, are susceptible to abuse."

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