There have been some developments in the Alexander Wang suit. The case, which stems from sweatshop allegations involving the young designer, was transferred to New York Federal Court on Friday. Further, the plaintiffs requested that the suit be given full class-action status, which could potentially result in a lot more money in damages for the former employees.
This is where things get heated. In addition to a statement that Wang released to Women's Wear Daily, his camp is also saying that the original plaintiff, Wenyu Lu, was actually fired for harassing and bullying his co-workers. Lu alleges that he was fired after applying for worker’s compensation for injuries sustained on the job. From the beginning Wang has vehemently denied the allegations and said he will fight this.
A representative for Alexander Wang has released another statement to Women's Wear Daily: “The claims regarding sweatshop conditions are completely untrue. In reality, this case was filed by an individual who was let go by the company as a result of serious harassment issues. We stand by our decision to promote a safe workplace environment for all employees regardless of false claims that may be waged against us in retaliation.”