On Jan. 31, top model and talent Kate Upton wrote a Tweet that sent the value of GUESS stock into a nosedive. Upton wrote: “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo.” At the time, Kate said nothing further about the details of her allegations against Marciano.
Kate Upton has now detailed her allegations against Marciano, while addressing the larger issues around body shaming and harassment in the fashion industry, in an interview with TIME magazine. Photographer Yu Tsai has corroborated details of Upton's allegations, as a witness of her interaction with Marciano.
TIME: What happened with Paul Marciano?
Kate Upton: "After the first day of shooting the Guess Lingerie campaign [on July 25, 2010], Paul Marciano said he wanted to meet with me. As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said, “I’m making sure they’re real.”