Speak on it, bb!
The 25-year-old model said she made the decision to come forward after working with young models at Fashion Week — and she hopes her story will play a part in industry change so that these fresh faces won’t experience the same abuse she did:
“I wanted to prevent that for these other girls who were just starting out.”
“Well, you know what, it was a completely different world then, when it happened. I was 18-years-old and everybody around me is telling me to ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ well, they’re not telling me, but they’re pushing me to not tell my story. It’s better to keep things in the dark or just go, because everyone is incentivized by me getting on set. The agents, everybody gets paid if I show up on set. So you’re constantly pushed to show up on set no matter what happens and they’re bringing up examples of other women who were fine with this behavior and have really successful careers, so you’re subtly being pushed to be there. And then you’re also having doubt in your mind of how I acted, ├óΓé¼╦£Did I ask for this treatment?’ But you didn’t. This is their behavior, and I think that the women who came out before and after me really prove Paul’s pattern.”
Watch her full inspiring interview (below):
FULL INTERVIEW: Kate Upton speaks out LIVE on @GMA, addressing her allegations against the co-founder of Guess and why she chose to join the #MeToo movement now. pic.twitter.com/nU6HliE8wo
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Good Morning America (@GMA) February 9, 2018
So proud of her bravery! Keep the conversation going!
[Image via ABC.]