Alexander Wang has remained largely unscathed over the past few years by bad press but this week came under fire. Like Victoria's Secrets and the Kardashians, he has been accused of running a sweatshop in Chinatown, which has resulted in thirty workers allegedly filing a $50 million lawsuit against him.
According to the Post, the lawsuit includes claims that staff were expected to work in a windowless room for sixteen hour days without overtime. One employee has gone as far as alleging that Wang's brother Dennis threatened to fire him if he took breaks. A spokesperson for the brand quickly quashed the rumours. 'The company takes its obligations to comply with the law very seriously, including the relevant wage and hour regulations, the payment of overtime to eligible employees and having a safe working environment for all of our employees,' they told WWD. 'We will vehemently defend any allegations to the contrary.'