Kate Upton: I felt pressured to stay quiet about sexual assault

Kate Upton on Twitter:

Kate Upton on Twitter: "It's disappointing that such an iconic women's brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul

Last week, model Kate Upton spoke out about her time working with mega-brand Guess and the company's boss, Paul Marciano, and what she had to say wasn't quite positive. As the father Bella and Gigi Hadid, supermodel "It Girls" and friends of Kendall Jenner, Mohamed Hadid also moves in the circles of high fashion and LA-based celebrity. "They're the ones who need to speak out".

Paul Marciano speaks at GUESS Flagship Boutique on November 10, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. But the whirlwind rollercoaster ride started when Marciano went to Shannon's home to supposedly show her the pictures from her photoshoot.

Marciano has continued to refute Upton's allegations, and has voiced his support for an internal investigation at Guess - something Kate is also in favour of. "The people around in the corporate offices or around the harassers every day know of every time they do this".

Upton said she expected Marciano to deny the allegations and that she, too, welcomes an investigation.

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. Even though they offered a large sum of money, she said she declined because Marciano started "texting that he would make sure to be on set".

"He specifically told me about Kate Upton and how he spotted her and made her famous".

Kate Upton on Twitter:
Kate Upton accuses Guess exec of sexual harassment

"It used to work before", she said of his denial.

She said Marciano further tried to pursue her to her hotel room.

"I remember not wanting to say, "Get off of me" 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". She told host Robin Roberts that she felt a sense of relief after Time Magazine published her account of the time Marciano verbally harassed and grabbed her breasts when she was still starting in the modeling industry at 18.

"I fully support the #metoo movement", he added.

In an interview with Maria Menounos on her SiriusXM show, Safai said she wasn't interested in addressing the sexual assault allegations made against her Hadid, to whom she's been engaged since 2014, the Daily Mail reported. She accused him of groping her and forcibly kissing her during shoots for Guess' 2010-11 campaign. Marciano has denied Upton's claims. "Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner", he stated.

She said she was sacked from the campaign after declining Marciano's invitations to be alone with him in a hotel room twice.

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