Kate Upton says Guess co-founder sexually, emotionally harassed women

She says she 'can't wait' to speak out about her experience more thoroughly.

Feb 1, 2018, 11:37 am

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Samantha Grasso 

Samantha Grasso

Kate Upton on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'

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Model and actress Kate Upton has become the latest celebrity to come forward to say “Me Too.

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.

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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*First Published: Feb 1, 2018, 11:37 am