Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Guess types particular committee to analyze sexual harassment claims towards CEO

Guess types particular committee to analyze sexual harassment claims towards CEO

Guess has launched an independent investigation into the sexual misconduct accusations levied against the fashion brand's co-founder Paul Marciano, saying the company does not "condone such misconduct in any form". I have always been so grateful to Ellen for doing that.

After the first day of shooting the Guess Lingerie campaign [on July 25, 2010], Paul Marciano said he wanted to meet with me. She says he also called her "disgusting" and spread lies about her being drunk or unprofessional on set. Upton previously told Time magazine that Tsai was sacked "in what seemed to be retaliation" for his acting as a buffer for her.

Kate Upton, in Beverly Hills, Calif in 2017, spoke to "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts about her claims of sexual harassment against Guess co-founder Paul Marciano Friday, Feb. 9, 2017.

For the record, Marciano has denied everything, telling Time magazine, "I have never been alone with Kate Upton".

"I am told that she has been working with others for some time to defame me and will claim that I groped her among other things". "I have never been alone with Kate Upton", he said.

But Upton isn't the only person alleging misbehavior on Marciano's part.

He maintains he has never touched Upton or acted inappropriately toward her.

She continued, "So you're constantly pushed to show up on set no matter what happens, and they're bringing up examples of other women who are fine with this behavior and have really successful careers so you're suddenly being pushed to be there". "Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner". After I pushed him away, he said, "I'm making sure they're real".

Guess released a statement late last month stating that those claims were "immediately investigated with the assistance of outside counsel" and that "to date, the current investigation has not corroborated either allegation and the Board of Directors has been unable to determine that either accusation has merit".

"I have pledged to Guess and its Board of Directors my full support and cooperation with a fair and impartial investigation", he continued. "It used to work in the past but that's not the case anymore".

Los Angeles-based law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP will conduct the investigation, while the company said that another firm, Glaser Weil, LLP, will advise the committee.

"As a leader in the fashion industry, Guess?, Inc. takes seriously any allegation of sexual harassment". "So that victims not only have to live through this and relive it again when they come out with their story".

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