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Alexander Wang To Sweatshop Accuser: You're A Bully!

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And, so the sweatshop scandal involving Alexander Wang continues, this time with the designer releasing a statement, refuting the allegations (yet again).

Wang offers a reason as to why the plaintiff, Wenyu Lu, would falsely accuse him stating the former employee was fired for "bullying" his co-workers.

The designer adds:

"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."

Meanwhile, as we have mentioned, the case has since been moved to federal court. The plaintiffs have asked Federal Judge Harold Baer to give the suit class-action status, which REALLY isn't good news for Wang.

It's getting serious now…

But, the real question is which side to believe?

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Alexander Wang Lawsuit Moving To Federal Court

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We've got good and bad news for Alexander Wang.

The good news is the $450 million labor lawsuit against him has stalled. The bad news, however, is the lawsuit is moving to federal court.

On Thursday Wenyu Lu's lawyers filed a motion with the Queens Supreme Court to discontinue the case and plans to refile in Federal Court with a new lawyer who specializes in labor law.

In other not so good news for Wang and his brother Dennis, another employee Flor Duante has come forward claiming she too was forced to work 90 hour weeks only to be fired when she filed for workers comp.

Wang continues to firmly deny the allegations, saying "The claims of sweatshop conditions were completely and utterly untrue in every respect."

Which side do U believe???

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$450 Million Lawsuit Accuses Alexander Wang Of Running A Sweatshop!

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We hope Alexander Wang has a good lawyer because he's gonna need it.

Thirty workers have filed a $450 million lawsuit against the designer and his brother Dennis Wang for allegedly running a sweatshop in NYC's Chinatown.

One employee in particular, Wenyu Lu, claims he was hospitalized after passing out from working 25 hours straight without a break. Lu also says he was fired in February after complaining about labor law violations and bad working conditions.

The lawsuit seeks $50 million for each of the 9 violations, which Alexander Wang has already denied.

Wang's rep said in a statement:

"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. We will vehemently defend any allegations to the contrary."

We certainly hope so!

Thoughts???

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