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Entertainment Kate Upton on Speaking Out About Sexual Harassment: ‘Now We Have a Platform’ (Exclusive)

14:06  15 february  2018
14:06  15 february  2018 Source:   etonline.com

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It's such an exciting time for women because now we have a platform to not allow the norm to be the norm anymore," Upton shared. Kate Upton Details Sexual Harassment Claims Against Guess Co-Founder Paul Marciano.

Sexual Harassment : ‘ Now We Have a Platform ’ ( Exclusive ). It's such an exciting time for women because now we have a platform to not allow the norm to be the norm anymore," Upton shared. Speaking with Time last week, Upton claimed Marciano sexually harassed and assaulted her in July

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Kate Upton is opening up about her decision to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Guess co-founder Paul Marciano, and how it feels to be a part of the growing #MeToo movement.

ET caught up with Upton at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit2018 launch party at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge in New York City on Wednesday, and the 25-year-old supermodel reflected on the positive feedback she's received.

"I appreciate the support so much. It's such an exciting time for women because now we have a platform to not allow the norm to be the norm anymore," Upton shared. "I'm just really excited about this movement and am happy to create a platform for other women to speak their stories as well."

Kate Upton was pushed to keep quiet about Paul Marciano alleged sexual misconduct because ‘everybody gets paid’ if she shows up

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Kate Upton on Speaking Out About Sexual Harassment : ‘ Now We Have a Platform ’ ( Exclusive ). The 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' model spoke with ET and reflected on how she's been given an opportunity to 'create a platform for other women to speak their stories.'

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Speaking with Time last week, Upton claimed Marciano sexually harassed and assaulted her in July 2010, after the first day of shooting on a Guess lingerie campaign. She alleged that the fashion mogul sexually harassed and assaulted her, before reportedly harassing her in person and through text messages over the course of several months.

Upton also accused Marciano of being "outwardly rude and degrading" during her final shoot with Guess in 2011, allegedly calling Upton "disgusting" before making insulting remarks about her weight.

Marciano released a statement to Time flatly denying Upton's accusations, which he called "absolutely false" and "preposterous."

According to Upton, however, the only way to create a safe environment for young women in the modeling industry, and the country's cultural climate in general, is for those who have been the targets of sexual harassment and abuse of power to keep raising their voice.

Kate Upton was pushed to keep quiet about Paul Marciano alleged sexual misconduct because ‘everybody gets paid’ if she shows up

  Kate Upton was pushed to keep quiet about Paul Marciano alleged sexual misconduct because ‘everybody gets paid’ if she shows up Kate Upton took her accusations of sexual misconduct against Paul Marciano to “GMA” after being afraid to come forward for several years. The Sports Illustrated covergirl told Robin Roberts that she went back and forth about telling her story, where she alleges Marciano grabbed her breasts and held her head back as he kissed her on the mouth and neck, because “it was a completely different time” when the harassment allegedly occurred 7 years ago. Upton, now 25, initially accused Marciano of inappropriate behavior in a tweet on Jan. 31 and shared her full story with Time Magazine on Thursday.

Sexual Harassment : ‘ Now We Have a Platform ’ ( Exclusive ). It's such an exciting time for women because now we have a platform to not allow the norm to be the norm anymore," Upton shared. Speaking with Time last week, Upton claimed Marciano sexually harassed and assaulted her in July

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"I think it's women continuing to speak out and not accept what was the norm [that will create change]," she explained to ET on the SI Swimsuit red carpet. "And to expect being treated in a professional way in a professional setting."

As Upton receives a great deal of support for sharing her story, she has also been gearing up for the launch of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. For her spread in the magazine, she posed on the idyllic beaches of Aruba -- but the shoot itself wasn't quite as tranquil as the photos would suggest.

On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated posted a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot showing Upton posing on some rocks in the surf before getting knocked over by a massive wave.

"Sports Illustrated is always an adventure for me. They love to put me in extreme situations, and it's probably because I love doing it," Upton joked to ET. "But I survived the fall, so all is good."

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  Kate Upton feels 'sense of relief' after opening up about alleged harassment by Guess co-founder The model continues to speak out about sexual and emotional harassment, appearing on 'Good Morning America' Friday."As soon as I did my article with Time, I felt a sense of relief because it's a new climate," the actress, 25, said. "Women are coming together and you're able to have that platform to share your story and create real change for other women and for this industry and for the better.

Kate Upton on Speaking Out About Sexual Harassment : ‘ Now We Have a Platform ’ ( Exclusive ). Tyra Banks was the first black woman to cover the magazine, and had a message for the 24-year-old model.

The 25-year-old model also explained what happened after she took a tumble during her 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit photo shoot. The magazine is out now .

While the fall itself is painful to watch, Upton said it looked worse than it really was.

"I walked away with only two scratches, which I felt very lucky about, and I got a massage the next day," she said. "[But] rocks are rocks no matter how beautiful the island is, so it always hurts when you fall on them."

The 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is available now.

For more on Upton and her decision to share her story as part of the #MeToo movement, watch the video below.


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