Paul Marciano Resigns From Guess After #MeToo Investigation

by MR Magazine Staff

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano has stepped down as executive chair of the company’s board following a four-month investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him. A review of his behavior found that he used “poor judgment” and put “himself in situations in which plausible allegations of improper conduct could, and did, arise.” In January, model Kate Upton publicly called out Marciano for harassment and criticized Guess for continuing to employ him as creative director. Upton later told Time magazine that Marciano had forcibly kissed and groped her and tried to drop by her hotel room during a 2010 photo shoot. Other unnamed women accused him of “inappropriate comments and texts and unwanted advances, including kissing and groping.” Read more at Racked.