A few days ago, Kate Upton had brought an allegation of sexual harassment against Guess co-founder and creative director Paul Marciano. She brought the allegation to the front via Twitter. Now, the supermodel has shared a detail report on this case. As per the sources, on Wednesday she revealed that Marciano sexually harassed and assaulted her in July 2010 when she was just 18 years old. The incident had happened after the first-day shooting of a Guess lingerie campaign
Upton stated “As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them. After I pushed him away, he said, ‘I’m making sure they’re real.” She further added that she had tried every possible way to avoid his touch during the meeting but he was acted in a very dominated and aggressive way and continued to touch her. While she was with Yu Tsai, Marciano told him to leave but Upton suddenly texted Yu Tsai to stay near her. However, his presence didn’t dissuade Marciano.
She further added, “I had two options: do everything I could to wiggle away and avoid his pursuit, or punch the CEO of Guess. So, I decided to just wiggle away.” After the meeting, Marciano had followed Upton to her hotel room but she denied and she said, “I can’t imagine what he’d try to do in private.”
One month later, while working on another project for Guess, Marciano called her asking to come up to her room. Upton denied that and they why she was fired. She stated, “The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot.”
After that, Marciano had started texting her using extremely dominating and possessive language.
Marciano has not given any comment on this allegation.