The announcement Friday came about a week after celebrity and actress Kate Upton accused Marciano of sexual misconduct on social media. Guess Inc. © The Associated Press, 2018 Paul Marciano and his brother Maurice redefined the denim business in 1981 when they co-founded the brand, which is sold in roughly 100 countries. The Los Angeles-based company says it takes seriously any allegations of sexual harassment and doesn’t condone such misconduct in any form. Upton thrust herself into the #MeToo movement that has spread virally after public reports of sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo—
Guess says that Paul Marciano “adamantly denies” the allegations. says the board has formed a special committee comprised of two independent directors to oversee an ongoing probe into allegations of improper conduct by its co-founder Paul Marciano.