Jennifer Lopez Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Guess' Paul Marciano
"Jenny From the Block" singer Jennifer Lopez caused a frenzy when she was spotted attending Guess Spring 2018 Campaign Reveal.
Paul Marciano, the co-founder of Guess, was accused of sexual harassment by model Kate Upton, so it's no surprise that many were puzzled that Lopez still attended the party. Lopez, however, has made it clear where she stands.
Jennifer Lopez Responds To Backlash
The Selena actress released a statement, which was first reported by Entertainment Tonight and acknowledged the accusations but also clarified that she does not support that type of behavior.
"My position on these issues is well known, as I have been very vocal about them. I do not condone any acts of sexual harassment, violation, or misconduct," Lopez stated.
The actress added that all allegations should be fully investigated and she continues to stand for women's rights. The 48-year-old singer went on by touching on the #MeToo movement and her excitement to be able to take part in it.
"It's a groundbreaking thing that's going on in the world right now, so I'm super excited to be a part of this time. Of course, I always support women speaking up. I'm super excited about the time we are living in right now-especially for my daughter," said Lopez.
Lopez attended the party with her current beau, Alex Rodriguez.
Is Paul Marciano's Time Up?
Upton outed Marciano on her social media where she accused the fashion mogul of sexually and emotionally manipulating women.
"It's disappointing that such an iconic women's brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo," Upton wrote.
Marciano responded to Upton's allegations by stating he did nothing wrong and he was shocked by her accusations.
The #MeToo and Time's up movements were created after numerous women came forward to out their sexual attackers.
The first man to be accused of sexual misconduct was the film producer Harvey Weinstein. The once powerful media mogul was accused by over 80 women, including actresses, Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Asia Arengto Heather Graham, Ashley Judd, and Angelina Jolie, of rape, abuse, and harassment.
Following Weinstein, more well-known actors and directors' alleged sexual crimes were brought to light. Since September 2017, actors Danny Masterson, Ed Westwick, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, and journalist Matt Lauer were named sexual predators.