Supermodel Kate Upton has joined the burgeoning list of #MeToo victims. In two social media posts Wednesday, Upton, 25, waged an obscure accusation against the co-founder of “the iconic women’s brand” for which she was once a celebrity spokesmodel: Guess.
Upton displayed dissatisfaction with the company for proceeding to “empower” co-founder Paul Marciano, who currently serves as the company’s creative director and executive chairman.
“It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #me too,” she tweeted Wednesday.
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) January 31, 2018
She followed that tweet with a post on Instagram to clarify that she was accusing him of both sexual and emotional harassment.
“He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women #metoo,” she wrote.
Upton’s husband, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, retweeted his wife’s original tweet:
Upton has not yet provided any further details, including whether or not she is alleging that she was personally a victim of Marciano.
Along with her personal participation in the #MeToo movement, Upton has also actively promoted the “Time’s Up” campaign and the Women’s March:
Marciano helped found Guess in 1981. In 2015, he stepped down as CEO and was named creative director and executive chairman, positions he has held since.
Upton became the face of Guess in 2011, joining an elite group of models who have served as the iconic brand’s celebrity spokesmodels, including Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. Upton has been featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editions and various ad campaigns, including a recent “Game of War” series:
Upton is a sensation on Instagram:
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