UPDATE: More than three months after first facing sexual misconduct allegations, Alexander Wang has issued a new statement acknowledging the “pain” he’s caused others.
“A number of individuals have come forward recently to raise claims against me regarding my past personal behavior,” the designer shared to Instagram on Monday, March 8. “I support their right to come forward, and I’ve listened carefully to what they had to say.”
Wang continued, “It was not easy for them to share their stories, and I regret acting in a way that caused them pain. While we disagree on some of the details of these personal interactions, I will set a better example and use my visibility and influence to encourage others to recognize harmful behaviors.”
“Life is about learning and growth, and now that I know better, I will do better,” the statement concluded.
Keep scrolling to read Wang’s initial response to the claims.
Alexander Wang is denying the recent sexual assault allegations against him.
In recent weeks, the fashion designer has been accused of misconduct by mostly anonymous sources on social media.
On Thursday, Dec. 31, Wang addressed the “false” claims in a statement obtained by E! News. It read, “Over the last few days, I have been on the receiving end of baseless and grotesquely false accusations. These claims have been wrongfully amplified by social media accounts infamous for posting defamatory material from undisclosed and/or anonymous sources with zero evidence or any fact checking whatsoever.”