Replace June 13, 2018: After being accused of sexual misconduct and harassment by 5 girls, together with Kate Upton, Guess’s Paul Marciano has stepped down from the corporate, along with his brother, Maurice Marciano, taking his place. In response to The Lower, the company made a statement that confirmed “[Marciano made] inappropriate feedback and [sent] texts and undesirable advances together with kissing and groping.” Guess and Marciano got here to a settlement of $500,000 after an inside investigation.

Replace March 1, 2018: Kate Upton launched a brand new assertion about her case towards Guess cofounder Paul Marciano. She revealed on her Instagram account that the inner investigation is now being carried out by Paul’s “private lawyer” and says that all the episode “looks like a stunt, and is a transparent indication . . . that Guess is just not taking [her] claims significantly.” The mannequin then thanked everybody who has supported her. Learn her full Instagram message forward.

Replace Feb. 20, 2018: After Kate Upton gave a detailed interview about Paul Marciano sexually harassing her, the Guess cofounder has stepped down from his title. In response to the corporate, Marciano will give up his day-to-day responsibilities till the sexual misconduct investigation is full. “I’ve pledged my full cooperation to the Firm, and I’ve the utmost confidence in our CEO, Victor Herrero, to proceed main the Firm throughout this time,” Marciano stated.

Replace Feb. eight, 2018: Kate Upton gave an interview to Time saying that her relationship with Paul Marciano was “an emotional and continuous battle of video games, energy struggles and inventive avoidance techniques.” The mannequin recounted her first assembly with Paul, saying, “After the primary day of taking pictures the Guess Lingerie marketing campaign [on July 25, 2010], Paul Marciano stated he wished to satisfy with me. As quickly as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul got here straight as much as me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and began feeling them — taking part in with them really. After I pushed him away, he stated, ‘I am ensuring they’re actual.’ Kate continued to explain a number of disturbing examples of unprofessional conduct from Paul in her detailed interview. The mannequin then stated, “I am sick of being silenced and anticipated to brush all the pieces beneath the rug. I am sick of being anticipated to snort off these aggressive advances and settle for the ability imbalances that exist. I am sick of being anticipated to endure all of this whereas being well mannered by way of all of it.”

Replace Feb. 2, 2018: Paul Marciano has responded to Kate Upton’s allegations of sexual misconduct, claiming that he’s shocked and won’t apologize as a result of he has finished nothing fallacious. In a statement to TMZ, Marciano stated, “[He] cannot work out what she claims to have towards him” and he has “neither touched Upton nor been left alone with the 25-year-old supermodel.” He went on to say, “If she has a declare, there’s one place to inform the reality and that is in court docket or to the police.” The style government completed his assertion by saying, “the corporate determined to chop ties together with her . . . and this is likely to be her motivation.”

Face of Guess Jennifer Lopez, who lately stepped out for a celebratory company event, additionally responded to the controversy, stating to Each day Mail: “My place on these points is well-known, as I’ve been very vocal about them. I don’t condone any acts of sexual harassment, violation, or misconduct. Any accusation needs to be totally and completely investigated. I’ll proceed to help our rights as girls.”

Authentic submit: Kate Upton, together with notable fashions like Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid, has starred in Guess campaigns. Jennifer Lopez was simply topped the oldest Guess Girl ever (she’s the face of the model’s Spring ’18 marketing campaign). However now, Kate is talking out towards Paul Marciano, a cofounder of the corporate. On Jan. 31, Kate wrote on Twitter, “It is disappointing that such an iconic girls’s model @GUESS remains to be empowering Paul Marciano as their artistic director #metoo.”

The hashtag #MeToo began after the Harvey Weinstein scandal as a approach for ladies to share their very own tales of being sexually harassed in an effort to highlight the magnitude of the problem. Although Kate does not specify what, or if, Paul did something to her personally or to different fashions, she did reshare the identical message on her Instagram account. We now have reached out to Guess for a touch upon the controversy.