The details of Casavant's allegations are similar to previous ones leveled against Wang. Last December, the designer was accused of groping British model Owen Mooney. Shortly afterward, a similar account was brought forward by trans model and actor Gia Garison who said Wang tried to pull her underwear down in the VIP area of a club. Shit Model Management (SMM), an advocacy account for models in the industry, also compiled a host of anonymous allegations which include drugging and groping.
Wang's lawyer, Eric M. George, sent a letter to the Times where the designer denied Casavant's allegations. It also attempted to discredit Casavant, claiming he had an “irrefutable yearslong personal animus toward Mr. Wang.” This is similar to the statement Wang put out after Mooney's allegations came to light, where he sought to discredit those who made allegations against him.
Casavant said that he decided to come forward after Wang's statement. “I didn’t like the idea that people could be branded as liars who weren’t. I didn’t feel a necessary response from the fashion industry about it. Which I can understand — I get it, they were mainly anonymous, so that’s fine. But here I am. I’m sitting in front of you. I’m saying who I am. I’m not anonymous anymore.”
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