Kate Upton Describes Being Groped by Guess Founder

The Layover star Kate Upton claims that she was sexually assaulted by Guess co-founder Paul Marciano during a photo shoot in 2010, and the situation she describes is pretty shocking. Upton also claims that the harassment didn't stop after the shoot and that Marciano aggressively pursued her for about a year. After that, he apparently gave up and turned to verbally attacking her and trying to undermine her career.

Via Page Six.

Kate Upton, who had previously Tweeted #MeToo in regard to Guess co-founder Paul Marciano, has detailed her allegations to Time, saying the fashion head assaulted and harassed her and called her a “fat pig.”

Upton claims that Marciano asked to meet her while she was shooting a Guess Lingerie campaign in 2010. “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.’ Despite doing everything I could physically do to avoid his touch throughout the meeting, he continued to touch me in a very dominating and aggressive way, grabbing my thighs, my arms to pull me closer, my shoulders to pull me closer, my neck, my breasts, and smelling me.”

Upton says Marciano asked photographer Yu Tsai to leave but he stayed when she asked him to by text. “That did not stop Paul’s constant grabbing. I was extremely shaken, surprised and scared,” Upton says. “At one point he forcibly grabbed the back of my head so that I could not move and started kissing my face and my neck. 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.”

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On her next Guess shoot a month later, Upton alleged Marciano continued to call her room asking to come up, but she refused. “The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot. Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat.”

Upton says Marciano continued to text her after that and she came up with an agreement with photographer Yu Tsai that she would never be left alone with the Guess head. “Paul’s texting increased, telling me how excited he was to see me, that he wanted me to change in front of him so he could see my naked body getting into his clothes. He asked if I thought of him when I was posing sexy on set. All the language he used was extremely dominant and possessive. At one point, to avoid Paul coming to set, I told him my boyfriend was going to be there. He was absolutely furious at that. It was an emotional and non-stop battle of games, power struggles and creative avoidance tactics,” she says.

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