Kate Upton is speaking out about her experience working with Guess. Last week, the supermodel came forward in the #MeToo movement when she slammed Guess and singled out the brand’s co-founder Paul Marciano in a social media post.
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) January 31, 2018
In a statement to TIME, Marciano called Upton’s accusations “absolutely false” and “preposterous.” “I have never been alone with Kate Upton,” he said. “I have never touched her inappropriately. Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner.”
He added: “I fully support the #metoo movement. At the same time, I will not allow others to defame me and tarnish my reputation. I have pledged to Guess and its Board of Directors my full support and cooperation with a fair and impartial investigation.” A representative from Guess declined to comment.