By  on February 4, 2019

Last week marked fashion’s biggest attempted #MeToo comeback to date of an industry executive mired in sexual harassment allegations when Guess Inc. revealed that cofounder Paul Marciano would remain at the company as chief creative officer.

This was a U-turn from just a few months ago when Marciano stepped down as executive chairman and pledged to vacate the chief creative role by Jan. 30 after he was accused of sexual harassment by model and actress Kate Upton and others. The company agreed last summer to pay out $500,000 in settlement to five individuals following an investigation into the allegations against its cofounder, although it stressed at the time that this did not admit liability or fault and was done to avoid the cost of taking the matters to court.

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