Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is once again in the spotlight over allegations of sexual misconduct, with four new women coming forward to share their personal experiences with Marciano and announce a lawsuit against Guess’ board members. The accusers include three former models, with Amanda Rodriguez among them, and they will be represented by attorney Lisa Bloom.
During a recent press conference, Bloom made a striking statement, saying, «I am not aware of another company facing such a significant number of allegations related to sexual harassment and sexual assault involving a high-profile executive, all while that executive continues to be employed.»
Paul Marciano initially resigned from his role as executive chairman of Guess’ board in June 2018 and was replaced by his brother, Maurice Marciano. This decision followed allegations of sexual harassment that were publicly made by Kate Upton and several other women. The Marciano brothers are the co-founders of Guess, dating back to 1981, and collectively, they own 38% of the company. Paul Marciano still holds the title of chief creative officer and remains a director on Guess’ eight-member board.
In a recent development, an activist investment firm has called for the removal of the Marciano brothers from Guess Inc, citing the negative impact of these allegations on the company’s reputation and progress.
Despite the accusations and ongoing controversies, Paul Marciano has consistently maintained his innocence.