Alice + Olivia Designer Stacey Bendet Gets into Expletive-Filled Exchange with Steve Madden!

Stacey Bendet and Steve Madden continue their feud.

Monday on Instagram, the Alice + Olivia CEO and creative director posted, deleted, and then reposted a video where she gets into a heated exchange with the Steven Madden Ltd. founder after accusing him of stealing her signature StaceFace designs.

(Back in 2018, Bendet’s company sued the Madden-owned Betsey Johnson brand for copyright infringement. Per TMZ, both parties reached a confidential settlement in June 2019.)

“I gently reminded him he copied all of my StaceFace designs," Bendet wrote on Instagram Stories. “Hey this is @SteveMadden tell me to ---- myself in front of my kids."

In the expletive-filled video, Madden can be heard saying, “Honey, if you’re going to be rude, you can go ---- yourself.”

After Bendet said Madden allegedly told her if she wasn’t copying people, then she wasn’t doing a good job, he shot back, “You can go ---- yourself if you’re going to be rude to me, OK? You copy people all the time.”

“No, I don’t. No, I have a trademarked, branded Stace,” she answered.

“We were making faces way before you,” he said.

In her caption, Bendet revealed the war of words happened after Madden said hi to her and complimented her outfit in a hotel lobby.

“I asked him if he was going to continue to copy it like he did with my trademarked stace designs,” she continued. “You can see him lose his temper and become aggressive using vulger language all while my four year old screams mommy in the background.”

To conclude, Bendet explained she posted the video to reprimand his behavior, and to teach her daughters to “never let a man or anyone speak to you this way.”

“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,” she wrote. “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!”

Watch the intense clip (below):

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I usually have my feed filled with positivity, female empowerment and the beautiful clothes my team and i are so proud to create—-but today I am posting this example of bullying, copying, and overall disrespect toward creativity and women—-@stevemadden launches a verbal assault on me in a hotel lobby—-he said hello and complemented 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——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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