After apologizing earlier on Monday for “past horrible tweets,” via Medium, Chrissy Teigen has now been called out by designer Michael Costello as a bully. On Monday evening, the designer took to Instagram to reveal that he was depressed and has even had thoughts of suicide following a bullying campaign by Teigen in 2014.
The designer started his post by stating “I can not be happy until I speak my mind,” before detailing his interaction with the model. Costello explains that someone photoshopped a comment to make it look like a racist remark and Teigen didn’t think twice to call him out. He claims the comment was later proven to be fake.
“When I reached out to Chrissy Teigen to communicate that I was the victim of a vindictive cyber slander, and that everything she thought I was is not who I am, she told me that my career was over,” Costello explained.
According to the designer, the model, along with her stylist Monica Rose, sought out to end his career, explaining the pair “have gone out of their way to threaten people and brands that if they were in any shape or form associated with me.”
“Each time I have pleaded with Chrissy Teigen or Monica Rose to see the whole story before believing a false narrative a former disgruntled employee cast upon me, they didn’t give me the time of day.” Costello then explains the effect this had on him and that he suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts because of this attack. “There was no way I can ever escape from being the target of the powerful elites in Hollywood,” he explained.
The designer says he came to a breaking point last week, indicating to his family he wanted to commit and that now “everyone in my family has had me on a close watch against my will.”
He even goes onto share the personal messages he shared with Teigen trying to get the model to understand his side. An olive branch that wasn’t taken. Teigen responded to Costello’s pleas with “good! racist people like you deserve to suffer and die. You might as well be dead. your career is over, just watch.”
Monday morning Teigen had apologized for the cyberbullying she put Courtney Stodden through, which came to light last month. “I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry.” She explains before claiming she is a new person now and hopes to put all of this behind her for the sake of her kids.
“My goal is to be so good that my kids will think this is a fairy tale,” Teigen states. We have yet to see how she will respond to Costello’s story.
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