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Kate Upton’s allegations against Paul Marciano

A week after accusing Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of sexual misconduct, model Kate Upton shared a detailed account of the alleged events with Time magazine.

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“Paul used his power to make me feel insecure and powerless, but I’m not going to let him intimidate me anymore,” she said. “These men think they are untouchable, but times are changing.”

Upton, 25, rose to fame after appearing in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and several fashion ad campaigns, including Guess. She accused Marciano of exploiting his power over her career by groping her and forcibly kissing her during shoots for the 2010-11 campaign, also citing many instances of verbal harassment. Much of the conversation surrounding the #MeToo movement has involved Hollywood, but her account draws attention to sexual misconduct that has long been a part of the fashion industry, as well.

Upton said she felt uncomfortable being alone with Marciano, who allegedly fondled her breasts on the first day of shooting a lingerie campaign in 2010. He continued to aggressively touch her throughout the shoot, she said, and she was fired after denying him access to her hotel room. Photographer Yu Tsai, who refused to leave the shoot after Marciano told him to go, was also let go. (Yu Tsai corroborated Upton’s allegations, according to Time.)

Marciano’s behavior got worse during a subsequent shoot for a Guess Jeans campaign, Upton said, as his language was “extremely dominant and possessive.”

“At one point, to avoid Paul coming to set, I told him my boyfriend was going to be there,” she said. “He was absolutely furious at that. It was an emotional and nonstop battle of games, power struggles and creative avoidance tactics.”
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