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Guess Founder Paul Marciano Vehemently Denies Kate Upton's Sexual Harassment Claims — Says He's 'Never Been Alone With' The Model!

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Paul Marciano is hitting back at Kate Upton's allegations.

As you surely know, the fashion world was hit with another #MeToo scandal when the blonde 25-year-old accused the Guess co-founder of sexual harassment. Not only is Marciano vehemently denying the Sports Illustrated model's claims, but he's also revealed that Kate is going to add a "false" groping allegation to her story.

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The controversial fashion mogul noted to TMZ:

"Ms. Upton provided no details … She leveled this malicious and false accusation only hours before a gala event at our headquarters in Los Angeles unveiling a new Guess campaign. Ms. Upton told TMZ that 'I'm excited to tell my whole story.'"

This statement is in direct response to Kate's post on Instagram where she claimed Paul "sexually and emotionally" harasses women. Marciano continued:

"I am told that she has been working with others for some time to defame me and will claim that I groped her among other things."

Sources connected to the drama have suggested that Upton's attack on Marciano is because Guess supposedly ended its working relationship with the model over a terrible photo shoot. Hmmm, Kate's been working with Guess for years. Would one bad photo shoot REALLY destroy her lengthy career with the fashion house??

The statement concluded:

"This accusation is false. I have never touched Kate Upton. I have never been alone with Kate Upton. I have never acted inappropriately towards her."

Man, oh man. You can read his lengthy clap back for yourself HERE!

[Image via WENN.]

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