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    Alexander Wang Expressed "Regret" In A New Statement About Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    "I support their right to come forward."

    You know Alexander Wang.

    Alexander Wang at a Bvlgari event in Brooklyn in February 2020
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    Earlier this year, multiple people came forward accusing the fashion designer of sexual harassment and assault. You can read about some of the allegations here and here.

    Wang at the Bvlgari event in Brooklyn in February 2020
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    In January of this year, Wang denied the allegations in a statement, calling them "false, fabricated, and mostly anonymous allegations against me" — but this evening, the designer issued a new statement on his Instagram story, accepting some responsibility for his past behavior.

    Wang at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala in Beverly Hills in January 2020
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    “A number of individuals have come forward recently to raise claims against me regarding my past personal behavior," the statement began. "I support their right to come forward, and I’ve listened carefully to what they had to say."

    Alexander Wang's public statement regarding the sexual misconduct allegations against him
    @alexwangny / Instagram / Via Instagram: @alexanderwangny

    "It was not easy for them to share their stories, and I regret acting in a way that caused them pain."

    Wang at the Vogue Fashion Fund 2019 Awards in New York City
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    "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."

    Wang at the premiere of The Morning Show in New York City
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    "Life is about learning and growth, and now that I know better, I will do better.”

    Wang at his Rockefeller Center show in May 2019
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    Attorney Lisa Bloom — who is representing 10 men who have come forward with allegations against Wang — also released a statement, saying "My clients had the opportunity to speak their truth to him and expressed their pain and hurt. We acknowledge Mr. Wang’s apology and we are moving forward."

    We have met with Alexander Wang and his team. My clients had the opportunity to speak their truth to him and expressed their pain and hurt. We acknowledge Mr. Wang’s apology and we are moving forward. We have no further comment on this matter.

    @LisaBloom / Twitter / Via Twitter: @LisaBloom

    If you or someone you know is being or has been sexually abused, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673 or chat with someone online here.

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