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The tabloids' accounts diverge slightly, though. The Daily News quotes Lu's lawyer as saying that he's hoping to sign up other workers for a class-action lawsuit. But the Post reports that thirty workers have accused Wang and his brother, Dennis, of forcing them to work 16-hour days "in a suffocating, windowless, 200-square-foot room" at 386 Broadway just south of Walker Street.
Lu says he was ultimately hospitalized for several days after he passed out. When he complained about the sweatshop's conditions and applied for worker's comp, says his lawyer, he was fired. The Wang camp had no comment for either paper, though they did tell the Post that they had not yet been served with any lawsuit.
Update: An Alexander Wang spokesperson denies the allegations.
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