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"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.

While Marciano continued to pursue her, even showing up at her hotel, Upton declined her boss's advances until she was told by her modeling agency that the company was firing her from the campaign for "getting too fat".

Speaking to Time, Marciano said that Upton's accusations are "absolutely false" and "preposterous".

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

"I fully support the #metoo movement", he added.

"I think what she's doing is awesome and I think that being able to speak out and speak up is important", Baldwin added.

When she was selected for Guess advertising campaigns again, Marciano's text messages became more aggressive.

After Upton posted her January 31 tweet about Marciano, Vee Instagrammed a screenshot of Upton's post. One woman who accused Marciano of sexual misconduct told The Blast Marciano specifically pointed out that Smith had her hand on his backside in the photo to show he was harmless. "Paul used his power to make me feel insecure and powerless, but I'm not going to let him intimidate me anymore". "But actually what gave me the push to do it is I did a workout with a lot of new models for Fashion Week since it was their first Fashion Week, and a lot of girls were sharing how excited they were about the different opportunities they got and the start of their career. I remember not wanting to say "Get off of me" because I didn't want to open my mouth to say anything because I didn't want him to be able to put his tongue in my mouth", Upton recalled.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Upton called out Marciano for alleged sexual harassment in late January. "Do everything I could to wiggle away and avoid his pursuit, or punch the CEO of Guess".

"I wanted to prevent that from happening for these other girls who are just starting out", she explained.

This is not the first time Marciano has faced such allegations. "The company does not condone such misconduct in any form", Guess said in a statement. She made sure that she was never alone with Marciano, but her deal with Guess did not last that long. "Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner", he stated.

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. I have pledged to Guess and its Board of Directors my full support and cooperation with a fair and impartial investigation, ' he said.

Upton also appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the sexual allegations against Marciano.

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