According to Upton, she worked on more Guess campaigns despite Marciano's inappropriate sexual advances towards her. "I will continue to support our rights as women". "Thank you@kateupton for this", Yolanda Edwards, creative director of Condé Nast Traveler and Brides, commented.
The model, who was once the face of Marciano's clothing brand, first shared her concerns about the fashion mogul on Instagram last month, accusing him of "using his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women".
She went on to say that she met Marciano at the Guess headquarters in Los Angeles, where a first floor wall is decorated with supersize images of its iconic and almost nude models, according to a 2015 Forbes story.
Yu Tsai was the witness of Kate's fear, since she told him, in confidence, that fear would not let her model for a shoot with the company anymore. In it Vee said, "It is time people like @paulmarciano & @mohamedhadid get exposed for who they really are!"
Despite doing everything I could physically do to avoid his touch throughout the meeting, he continued to touch me in a very dominating and aggressive way, grabbing my thighs, my arms to pull me closer, my shoulders to pull me closer, my neck, my breasts, and smelling me. She stood up for Kate, saying that if she was not invited, then neither was Kate.
"I remember not wanting to say 'Get off of me, ' " Upton recounted, "because I didn't want to open my mouth to say anything because I didn't want him to be able to put his tongue in my mouth".
Earlier this week, she went into detail about the alleged experience. Since photographer Yu Tsai knew what he was trying to do and could feel Kate's fear, he insisted on being the one walking the model to the room.More news: The Reality Behind "Iranian Drone"
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A month later, during another shoot with Guess, Marcelo began pressuring the model to see him.
She added: "He started feeling them - playing with them actually". "I'm sick of being expected to endure all of this while being polite and professional through it all".
Hadid has vehemently denied Vee's claims, telling TMZ that he is looking to file a defamation suit against her.
After Upton later starred on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Guess called again to ask her to model for another shoot. "All the language he used was extremely dominant and possessive". She accused him of groping her and forcibly kissing her during shoots for Guess' 2010-11 campaign.
She also revealed that he bragged about being the man responsible for making Kate Upton famous, and she alleges that he claimed to have slept with Upton.
Kristina alleged the designer boasted: "Look where she is now". "I had a final shoot [in May of 2011], and he was outwardly rude and degrading the entire time". At one point in May 2011, she said he also "spread rumors" that she was drunk on the set.
But Marciano has denied Upton's initial account to Time, calling it "absolutely false". "Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner.", Marciano said in a statement.