Jennifer Lopez Responds to Kate Upton’s Misconduct Allegations Against Guess Cofounder Paul Marciano

Speaking her truth. Jennifer Lopez addressed sexual misconduct allegations against Guess cofounder Paul Marciano.

Jennifer Lopez and Paul Marciano
Jennifer Lopez and Paul Marciano Neilson Barnard/Getty Images; Donato Sardella/WireImage

“My position on these issues is well known, as I have been very vocal about them. I do not condone any acts of sexual harassment, violation, or misconduct,” the Shades of Blue actress, 48, told Us Weekly in a statement on Thursday, February 1. “Any accusations should be fully and thoroughly investigated. I will continue to support our rights as women.”

Kate Upton
Kate Upton attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage

Marciano came under fire on Wednesday, January 31, when Kate Upton accused him of sexual misconduct on the same night he launched a new campaign with Lopez.

“It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo,” the 25-year-old model tweeted, later sharing a screenshot of the post via Instagram with the caption, “He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women #metoo.”

Upton, who was the face of Guess from 2010 to 2011, spoke to TMZ about her allegations at LAX on Wednesday. “I’m excited to tell my whole story, but a walk to the car isn’t gonna cover it,” the Sports Illustrated cover girl said. “I think obviously it’s a huge problem.”

The Moroccan-born designer denied Upton’s allegations in a statement to TMZ on Thursday: “If she has a claim, there’s one place to tell the truth and that’s in court or to the police.”

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