Sweatshop lawsuit against Alexander Wang dropped

A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Alexander Wang subjected workers to ‘sweatshop’ conditions in his Chinatown factory.

The $450 million suit, filed in March by a group of former employees, alleged that Wang violated labour laws governing minimum wage and overtime pay. The opposing sides agreed an undisclosed settlement earlier this month, the terms of which prohibit either party from filing an appeal.

‘We are gratified that this matter has been dismissed, as the allegations were unfounded and completely false,’ Wang’s spokesman told WWD.

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Wang vehemently denied the allegations after the initial filing, claiming that the lead plaintiffs were ‘disgruntled’ and had ‘axes to grind’. His lawyers noted that his workspace in lower Manhattan is ‘modern, bright lit’, with ‘high ceilings and large windows.’

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