After many long and undoubtedly stressful months for Alexander Wang, the lawsuit alleging his New York City factory was a “sweatshop” has been thrown out of court.
New York federal court judge Harold Baer dismissed the $450 million case launched by disgruntled former employees Flor Duarte and Wenyu Lu. Lawyers for the pair are refusing to comment on the case.
A spokesperson for Alexander Wang has been more forthcoming, commenting that all at the company “are gratified that this matter has been dismissed, as the allegations were unfounded and completely false.“
The dismissal should be a weight off Wang’s shoulders, but he hasn’t escaped entirely scot-free. Apparently the court’s decision to reject the case only came about after an “undisclosed settlement” was reached between both parties. The groups reportedly requested that the case be dismissed with prejudice, so we’ll never see this nasty mess in the courts again. Thank goodness for that!
It’s disappointing that Wang needed to cough up cash to make the claims he’s always denied go away. I suppose when you enjoy his profile though, getting on with it may be more important than fighting for principles. Now that this case is behind him, he can start clearing up his images and doing what he does best!