More developments in that $450 million law suit brought earlier this month against Alexander Wang: After multiple employees filed suit against the designer over alleged sweatshop-like working conditions, the case has stalled somewhat.
The lawyers for former Wang employee Wenyu Lu, one of the first employees to file suit against the designer, is withdrawing the claim. However, that’s not necessarily good news for Wang. According to the New York Post Lu’s current lawyer, Ming Hai, will continue to consult on the case. Hai said the case would be “refiled in federal court and handed off to a lawyer specializing in labor law.”
Wang continues to deny the allegations, telling the Post, “The claims of sweatshop conditions were completely and utterly untrue in every respect.”
This can’t be a good development for Alexander Wang and his brother, Dennis. The label stands to lose upwards of $450 million if courts rule that the company was, indeed, operating under sweatshop conditions–not to mention risk a huge blow to its reputation. So we’ll hope for the best and let the two parties have their day in court.