Hours later Chrissy teigen returned to social media with a lengthy note amid harassment allegations in the past, fashion designer Michael Costello He accused the model of having sent him death threats in the past.
“For the past 7 years, I have lived with deep and unhealed trauma,” Costello, 38, began on Monday June 14 via Instagram. “In 2014, I received a public comment from Chrissy Teigen on my Instagram page, accusing me of being a racist. He apparently formed his own opinion of me based on a Photoshopped comment floating around the internet, which has now been proven false by Instagram and has since been removed, when I approached Chrissy Teigen to tell her that she was the victim of a slander Vengeful cybernetics. , and that everything she thought I was is not who I am, she told me that my career was over and that all my doors would close from there.
The Runaway project The student claimed that he was subsequently fired from jobs “without explanation” and heard that 35-year-old Teigen and her stylist friend Monica rose I had “done everything possible to threaten people and brands that if they were in some way or way associated with me, they wouldn’t work with any of them.” (We weekly has reached out to representatives for Teigen and Rose, 42, for comment.)
Costello, who alleged that he “pleaded with Chrissy Teigen or Monica Rose to see the whole story before believing a false narrative thrown at me by a disgruntled former employee,” still struggles with his mental health as a result of the book’s author’s alleged actions. of kitchen.
“I didn’t see the point of living. There was no way I could escape being targeted by the powerful Hollywood elites, who actually have the power to close doors with a single text message, “he wrote. “Not only was I cyber defamed, I was also put on the block list [sic] in real life.”
Costello also posted apparent messages between himself and Teigen in which he allegedly wrote: “Racist people like you deserve to suffer and die. You might as well be dead. Your career is over, just watch. “
While the presenter has yet to publicly comment on Costello’s claims, she previously apologized to Courtney stodden, who stated The daily beast In May, Teigen “would not only publicly tweet that he wanted me to take a ‘shit nap,’ but he would privately text me and tell me to kill myself.”
After his initial statement, Teigen informed his followers about his “VERY humiliating” few weeks.
“As you know, a lot of my old horrible (horrible, horrible) tweets resurfaced. I am really ashamed of them. When I look at them and understand the damage they caused, I have to stop and ask myself: How could I have done that? ”. she wrote on Monday via Medium. “I publicly apologized to one person, but there are others, and more than a few, to whom I must say that I am sorry. … I understand that they may not want to talk to me. “I don’t think I would like to talk to myself. (The real truth in all of this is how much I really can’t bear the confrontation.) But if they do, I’m here and I’ll listen to what they have to say, while I soberly apologize. There is simply no excuse for my horrible past tweets. “
Teigen, who referred to herself as a “troll,” wrote that she “thought it made me cool and relatable if I made fun of celebrities.”
She concluded: “I tell you this for context, I do not seek or deserve any sympathy. There is no justification for my behavior. I am not a victim here. The subjects of his sympathy, and mine, should be the ones I despise. The truth is that I am no longer the person who wrote those horrible things. I grew up, received therapy, got married, had children, received more therapy, experienced loss and pain, received more therapy, and experienced more life. AND I HAVE MORE THERAPY. “
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