On Wednesday, Upton posted messages on Twitter and Instagram saying she found it “disappointing” that clothing brand Guess still employs Paul Marciano, writing that Guess is “empowering” the co-founder and former chief executive of the company.
Marciano formerly stepped down as CEO in August 2015 and now holds the roles of executive chairman and chief creative officer.
“It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director,” she wrote, ending her message with #MeToo, alluding to being a survivor of workplace harassment or abuse.
“He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women,” Upton wrote in her second post, but did not detail accounts of harassment.
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) January 31, 2018
Speaking to TMZ, Upton said, “I’m excited to tell my whole story but a walk to the car is not gonna cover it,” alluding to a future explanation.
“I think obviously it’s a huge problem,” she went on to say when asked but repeated her refusal to expand upon her posts.
Watch Upton address her account against Paul Marciano to TMZ below:
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