Cape Town – South African fashion designer David Tlale has openly denied claims of sexual assault that were put against him over the weekend.
An Instagram user named Zack, @mrzackiekins, alleged that Tlale assaulted him sexually during his time working at African Fashion International.
“He drugged and sexually assaulted me,” Zack alleged in his statement on Instagram.
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Speaking to TimesLIVE, David denied all of the allegations.
“Some very serious and quite damning allegations levelled against me and my professional brand have surfaced over the weekend. These allegations are categorically false and only seek to cause me serious harm and also seek to undermine the lived experiences of those who are real victims of sexual assault of any nature.
“While I consult with my internal team of experts on this matter, this shall be the first and only comment on this issue until I am advised otherwise,” David was quoted as saying.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin