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Chrissy Teigen and designer Michael Costello clash over bullying claims

Chrissy Teigen’s team asserts the Instagram direct messages posted by Michael Costello are phony. Presently, the fashion designer is hitting back, saying Teigen “stays as before bully.” Recently, Teigen tended to her past cyberbullying in an extensive apology.

Crissy Teigen and Michael Costello are at each other’s necks with the controversy

While the Cravings author, 35, didn’t name names, she said she’s “currently privately connecting with individuals I insulted.” Costello approached and asserted he was bullied by John Legend’s wife in 2014 and posted implied screenshots as confirmation. In spite of the fact that Teigen hasn’t publicly reacted, somebody from her team did. Team Teigen brought up to Insider on Thursday the messages seem to have been controlled. A few irregularities of note: the confirmed checkmark is missing from close to Teigen’s name, the image shows purple and blue messages, a plan executed by Instagram in 2020, the model’s profile photo is one Teigen changed no later than 2016 and there’s a video chat icon, a component the platform presented in 2018.

Chrissy Teigen and Michael Costello
Chrissy Teigen says Michael Costello bullying DMs are fake

Costello, who said he’s “traumatized, depressed and have musings of suicide” because of the bullying, is standing by his story. “The way that Chrissy Teigen’s team is frantically attempting to demonstrate the DM’s are phony and endeavors to discredit Michael Costello, a victim of trauma and bullying by Chrissy Teigen both online and offline, affirms that she stays as before bully, regardless of her public apology,” a spokesperson for Costello reveals to Yahoo Entertainment. In 2014, an unverified screenshot supposedly showed Costello utilizing the n-word. He asserted the screenshot was phony. That supposedly incited a direct message trade with Teigen, who purportedly considered him a “racist” and said, “you will get what’s coming to you.” “At the point when a victim feels like their solitary plan of action is to shout out, and the victimizer’s first move is to discredit the victim and disgrace him publicly, this executes victim-accusing and it costs lives. Seven years prior, when Michael Costello gave Chrissy Teigen proof directly that the supposed racist remark she saw was phony, she would not trust him. Presently, her team rushes to discredit Michael’s character trying to rescue her image and partnerships adversely affected by her long-term problematic conduct,” the assertion proceeds.

“Past the DM’s and the public comments Chrissy Teigen left on Michael Costello’s Instagram for the world to see, there are emails and documents unreleased to the public which affirms Chrissy Teigen has gone past web-based media to boycott Michael Costello offline, causing him to suffer more than seven years of affliction – intellectually and monetarily,” Costello’s spokesperson adds. “Michael Costello is just one of the numerous victims who are living with enduring, unhealed traumas from Chrissy Teigen’s long-term bullying conduct. Chrissy Teigen’s team presently can’t seem to connect with us, or any of her different victims.” Costello has been blamed for bullying himself. First by vocalist Leona Lewis, in spite of the fact that they publicly offered peace, and later by Real Housewife of Atlanta star Falynn Guobadia. Teigen has been inundated in a bullying scandal for a month, since the time Courtney Stodden got down on the model for sending hassling messages 10 years prior. The author publicly apologized saying she’s “ashamed” of her conduct. Teigen removed some time from online media prior to reemerging with a lengthier apology on Monday. Legend told paparazzi his wife is “doing great” in the midst of the controversy.

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