I Blame Him
This week it is all coming out about what a horrible sex predator this designer is, but I blame him for the downward spiral he put this iconic type figure on which caused her early death.
Over the years, when I would speak to her about him, her first response was always he helped me so much.
That was a rote answer she gave to anyone. Once she got to talking though, things were a little different.
I think she always considered what he did as help, but the hoops he made her jump through were extensive.
She probably slept with three or four dozen guys to help him land deals or get extensions on financing or a new line of credit or get a deal on advertising.
She says there was always another reason for her to sleep with yet another guy.
Not all of those experiences were pleasant.
They treated her like a piece of meat because she was just there as part of a business transaction.
I’m not trying to make this particular blind all that political, but a long time ago I wrote that this now A++ list celebrity paid for some of the financing of one of straight to video movies once she slept with him.
Back when she first started with the designer, he wanted some kind of tax break and he offered her up to a then A++ list celebrity who was at the time the same status as the A++ lister above is now.
For close to six or seven years after they started working, she would do this for the designer.
When she would travel all over the world, there would always be what you saw on the red carpet, but what you wouldn’t see is who was waiting in that country for her to have sex with for the designer.
She started using drugs an abusing them and dealing with the pain and all of you know where it sent from there.
Designer: Paul Marciano – Guess
Iconic type figure: Anna Nicole Smith
A++ list celebrity who paid for movies: Donald Trump
A++ list celebrity offered to: Bill Clinton
‘I’m Not Going to Let Him Intimidate Me Anymore.’ Kate Upton Speaks Out on Alleged Harassment by Guess Co-Founder Paul Marciano
As with so many other #MeToo moments, it began with a tweet. On Jan. 31, supermodel Kate Upton wrote, “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @Guess is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo.” In an interview with TIME, Upton detailed her claims against Marciano, co-founder and former CEO of Guess, who she says assaulted and began harassing her during her first professional modeling campaign when she was 18.
Harassment has plagued the fashion industry for decades, but allegations have often been ignored. Many models work as independent contractors and have few legal protections; last month lawmakers introduced a bill in New York that would hold designers, retailers and agencies accountable for abuses.
In a statement to TIME, Marciano called Upton’s accusations “absolutely false” and “preposterous.” “I have never been alone with Kate Upton,” he said. “I have never touched her inappropriately. Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner.” – Source