The co-founder and CCO of Guess, Paul Marciano, has denied the claims of sexual harassment from Kate Upton. In a report from TMZ, Marciano claims he has never touched Kate or been left alone in a room with her ever.
Marciano said to the celebrity news outlet that, “if she has a claim,” there’s only one place for it: a court of law, or with the police. Kate used to work for the company, but according to Marciano, she always used to show up to work “looking terrible” because stayed out all night before.
Paul claims they decided to fire her for that reason and she’s now alleging sexual harassment to get back at him. On the 31st of January, Upton posted extremely vague accusations against Paul.
She stated that it was “disappointing” that an iconic brand of women’s clothing has allowed Paul Marciano to be their CCO. She also used the #MeToo hashtag in the post.
Later in the day, Upton continued with her stories and said Paul shouldn’t be able to use his power in the industry to “emotionally” and “sexually” harass women.
When speaking with reporters from TMZ while the supermodel walked to her car, Kate said she couldn’t wait to tell her story, but unfortunately, a walk to her vehicle isn’t enough time to come out with it.
Upton said it’s a “huge problem.” She stated that many people in the industry need to speak out and that there were “way more cases” like this.
As you may know, Upton’s claims are just one of many as of late, with the case of Harvey Weinstein setting off an avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations. Most recently, an executive at Republic House Records, Paul Walk, stepped down from his position for claims against him which allegedly had occurred over fifteen years ago.