Kate Upton expands on Guess co-founder Paul Marciano sexual assault allegations: “He continued to grab me in a very dominating and aggressive way”

Kate Upton has gone into further detail about being allegedly sexually assaulted by Guess co-founder Paul Marciano. She first made the allegations last week. 

In a tell-all interview with Time, the 25-year-old model alleges that she groped during a meeting, and was then fired from Guess after she refused to let Paul Marciano into her hotel room. Her allegations have been corroborated by photographer Yu Tsai.

“As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them – playing with them actually,” Kate Upton began.

“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 grab me in a very dominating and aggressive way, grabbing my thighs, my arms to pull me closer, my neck, my breasts, and smelling me.

“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 had two options: do everything I could to wiggle away and avoid his pursuit, or punch the CEO of Guess. So I decided to just wiggle away.”

“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 had two options: do everything I could to wiggle away and avoid his pursuit, or punch the CEO of Guess. So I decided to just wiggle away.”

The former Sports Illustrated model then went on to explain that she refused to let Marciano into her hotel room, which she believes is what resulted in her being fired from a Guess shoot the following day…

“After several denials, I just turned off my phone and locked the door and tried to get some sleep. I was terrified. All I could think was if he was able to get into my room it would not be good,” she continued.

“The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot. Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat and would not be needed on set. I was devastated, especially because at this point no one from Guess had even seen me.”

“The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot. Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat and would not be needed on set. I was devastated, especially because at this point no one from Guess had even seen me.”

Kate Upton concluded by saying she was glad to be given the opportunity to have her “me too” moment…

“Paul used his power to make me feel insecure and powerless, but I’m not going to let him intimidate me anymore,” she added.

“These men think they are untouchable, but times are changing.”

Paul Marciano has had a chance to respond to Kate’s latest allegations, but has labelled them “preposterous” and “absolutely false”…

“I have never been alone with Kate Upton,” he said. “I have never touched her inappropriately. Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner.

“I fully support the #MeToo movement. At the same time, I will not allow others to tarnish my reputation.”

You can read the full interview here.