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Kate Upton's Sexual Harassment Claims Send Guess Shares Plummeting

Kate Upton - Scott Dudelson—Getty Images
Kate Upton Scott Dudelson—Getty Images

Kate Upton has accused Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of sexual harassment, a move that sent Guess Inc shares plummeting.

On Wednesday, Upton posted an image on Instagram saying, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as its creative director #metoo.” She followed that with a comment on the post itself, saying “He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women.”

Marciano left his position as CEO of Guess in 2015 but has remained the company’s chief creative officer. He recently directed an advertising campaign featuring Jennifer Lopez and attended a party celebrating its launch Wednesday evening, reports Bloomberg.

Upton’s post caused the brand’s shares to drop 12% down to $16.16. They had risen 40% in 2017.

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