Kate Upton accuses Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of sexual misconduct

Model Kate Upton has called out fashion giant and Guess co-founder Paul Marciano for sexual harassment in two #MeToo posts on social media.

 Model Kate Upton is seen around the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)

Once the face of Guess, the model slammed the label's chief creative officer Marciano, 65, on Twitter on Wednesday.

Fashion designer and co-founder of Guess? Inc. Paul Marciano (R) and singer-songwriter Eden xo at GUESS Celebrates 35 Years with Opening of Exhibition at the FIDM Museum & Galleries at FIDM Museum & Galleries on the Park on June 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for GUESS, Inc. )

The blonde bombshell took to Twitter to express her disappointment over the iconic women's fashion brand for empowering Marciano despite his alleged misconducts.

However, it did not just stop there. 

She later took a screenshot of her post and a shared it on Instagram with a much more candid caption: “He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women #metoo.”  

Upton, who got married to Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander in December, wasn't specific about the sexual harassment claims against Marciano. It is still unclear who the victim in her messages is and exact nature of the alleged misconduct.

Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros celebrates with model Kate Upton and the MVP trophy after defeating the New York Yankees by a score of 4-0 to win Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Sports Illustrated model's husband also re-tweeted her posts.

This new accusation is just the latest in an ongoing line of alleged victims and whistle-blowers stepping forward to call out alleged sexual predators and sexual harassers in industries across the spectrum. 

 Kate Upton attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Upton first became a celebrity spokesmodel for Guess in 2011, following in the footsteps of Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford. Some of the most recent faces of Guess include Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Camila Cabello and Jennifer Lopez.

Marciano co-founded Guess in 1981 and has served as its executive chairman and chief creative officer since August 2015.

Models Tika Camaj, Kara Del Toro, GUESS Foundation president Paul Marciano, models Olga Caro and Liz Turner attend the GUESS Foundation and Peace Over Violence Denim Day Cocktail Event at at MOCA Grand Avenue on March 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for GUESS)

Representatives for Guess and Marciano still haven't responded to the allegation.

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