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Steve Madden Goes Off on Alice + Olivia's Stacy Bendet

Steve Madden Goes Off on Alice + Olivia's Stacy Bendet

Stacey Bendet is calling out fellow fashion designer Steve Madden after a tense meeting.

In a now deleted video, the Alice + Olivia designer accused Steve of copying her designs and the exchange got heated.

The Instagram video featured her conversation with Steve on her phone, and he can be overheard saying (via People), “Honey if you’re going to be rude you can go f*** yourself.”

Stacey then replied, “Yeah? You said if I’m not copying people I’m not doing a good job? That was you.”

“You can go f*** yourself. Okay. You copy people all the time,” he fired back.

Stacey addressed what went on in the caption, writing, “@stevemadden launches a verbal assault on me in a hotel lobby — he said hello and complimented my outfit and I asked him if he was going to continue to copy it like he did with my trademarked stace designs — you can see him lose his temper and become aggressive using vulger language all while my four year old screams mommy in the background.”

She continued, “I am sharing this because his behavior is not acceptable in business or life — he could have apologized or showed some remorse — but no, he responds with intimidation — we can’t stop bullies unless we stand up to them!!! I hope what my daughters learned was how you never let a man or anyone) speak to you this way!”

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Posted to: Stacey Bendet, Steve Madden

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