After making numerous public denials, Alexander Wang has made it official in a court of law!
On Monday, the designer filed a response to the former employees who are suing him over sweatshop-like working conditions, and not surprisingly Wang says their claims are erroneous.
According to the court docs, Wang describes Wenyu Lu and Flo Durante as "two disgruntled former employees with axes to grind" and only have on goal in mind: money and a lot of it!
The response continues that Lu received $25/hr as a sewer and Durante $22/hr and were "properly paid all wages owed". They were also:
"provided with regular and multiple breaks during their work time. [They are] eligible for and provided with paid vacation, paid sick days, paid holidays, paid personal days, medical and dental insurance and other benefits.”
Alexander Wang, Inc. also asserts:
"[They] have complied with all applicable wage and hour and leave laws, and there is no basis whatsoever for plaintiffs’ frivolous and entirely unsupportable accusations that defendants have harassed them or discriminated against them on the basis of their race, or on any other protected basis."
As we mentioned before, the case is en route to federal court, but after wearing Wang's response we have a feeling this little lawsuit might disappear very soon.
[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]
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