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Guess sera-t-il enfin contraint de se débarrasser de son cofondateur ?

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How surprised would you be to learn that a top executive and board member of a popular women’s clothing brand has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting more than a dozen of the brand’s models? Given my personal experience as a woman in the workplace, I wouldn’t be stunned.

What is shocking about this situation, however, is that this man has remained in his leadership roles despite more than a dozen harassment accusations—and six-figure settlements with victims—stretching back decades. The individual in question, Paul Marciano, is one of the co-founders of Guess?, Inc., and currently occupies a powerful position at the company as chief creative officer. He and his brother, Maurice, also both serve on the board and are substantial shareholders.

Incredibly, the heinous accusations and payouts have been openly known about for years. In fact, in 2018, Kate Upton went public with her story of being harassed by Paul Marciano while she was a model for Guess. There have been numerous media reports on other allegations from other women who have come forward, including several since 2021. (Many of these stories were reported by The Daily Beast’s Diana Falzone, a former Fox News colleague with whom I co-founded Lift Our Voices, fighting to end contractual clauses preventing employees from discussing or disclosing toxic workplaces and sexual harassment or assault.)

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Read more at The Daily Beast.

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