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Kate Upton: Guess co-founder Paul Marciano grabbed my breasts, called me a ...


Guess shares fell more than 16 percent on Thursday following a tweet by model and actress Kate Upton about the company's co-founder using the #MeToo hashtag designed to highlight sexual harassment.


Last week, Kate Upton wrote #MeToo on Twitter , saying Guess co-founder Paul Marciano "shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women."


The supermodel alleges that during a 2010 Guess lingerie shoot, Marciano, now 65, aggressively kissed her, made several attempts to come up to her hotel room and forcibly grabbed her breasts.


She says the predatory behavior continued: After subsequently hiring her again, Marciano wrote her "dominant and possessive" messages, became furious that Upton wanted to bring her boyfriend to the Guess shoot, and fired Tsai, a move that seemed like retaliation after the photographer wouldn't let Marciano stay in a room alone with Upton.


After rebuffing him during a 2011 shoot, Upton says Marciano called her "disgusting," and spread lies about her being unprofessional and drunk on set.


A year later, after Upton was on the cover of Sports Illustrated , Guess made a hefty $400,000 offer to have her shoot another campaign.


Reuters reports Guess Inc shares fell more than 17% last week following Upton's tweet accusing Marciano of using his power to harass women.




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