Kate Upton 'relieved' after sharing sexual misconduct story

Kate Upton appears on Good Morning America to talk about her allegations of sexual harassment against Paul Marciano Feb. 9 2018

Kate Upton appears on Good Morning America to talk about her allegations of sexual harassment against Paul Marciano Feb. 9 2018

Shannon claimed that after the shoot, Marciano invited himself up to her apartment, where she alleges, "He forced himself on me ..."

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

In the Time interview, Upton described her first day of work in July 2010 for a Guess lingerie campaign.

"I was 18 years old and everybody around me is. pushing me to not tell my story, it's better to keep things in the dark. because everyone is incentivized by me getting on set, the agents, everybody gets paid if I show up on set", she said on Friday morning. "After I pushed him away, he said, 'I'm making sure they're real'".

"I think that what she's doing is using her platform correctly and using her voice to bring awareness to the kind of shady and dark side of what we do", Baldwin said during an interview with People magazine on February 9.

She added: "He started feeling them - playing with them actually".

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The newlywed tells TIME she's exhausted of having to "laugh off" the misconduct of fashion bosses and photographers in the industry: "I'm sick of being expected to laugh off these aggressive advances and accept the power imbalances that exist", she rages.

Marciano has feverishly denied those allegations ever since actress and brand model Kate Upton last week called out the co-founder for allegedly using "his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women". "I think what she's doing is incredible and I think that being able to speak out and speak up is important".

Upton told Roberts that Marciano's alleged behavior greatly affected her. "I think change comes from the top, but he's been there for years so it's more than just firing him to change the culture inside the offices".

Photographer Yu Tsai, who worked with Upton on her first two of four shoots with Guess, corroborated her allegations to "Good Morning America". During her GMA interview, Upton stated that she "don't really need his validation for what happened".

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. In its official statement to CNN with Marciano's remarks, Guess did not elaborate on Upton's decision to turn down the offer. The company brought in photographer Ellen von Unwerth on set with a new crew, and 25-year-old Upton says that the alleged abuse from Marciano ramped up.

All of this sounds reminiscent of the behavior of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, i.e. the forceful invitations to spend time alone, the mention of other successful women he'd supposedly slept with. And I had to go through this moment where I was like, that's not my fault.

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