John Legend defends Chrissy Teigen amid Michael Costello drama

John Legend defends Chrissy Teigen amid Michael Costello drama

2021-06-19 01:15:45

John Legend is defending Chrissy Teigen.

Teigen has been on the middle of scandal for weeks now after being accused of intense cyberbullying up to now which was intensified when designer Michael Costello got here out together with his personal claims after the star publicly apologized.

Costello, 38, alleged in a prolonged Instagram put up that Teigen despatched him disparaging messages over social media years in the past that triggered him to have suicidal ideas.

The “Venture Runway” alum mentioned the messages from Teigen, 35, and her marketing campaign towards his model triggered “trauma” and his mom Nancy advised Fox Information that it was hurtful that her son’s title was not included in Teigen’s apology and that “the injury is completed.”

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The cookbook creator’s staff has since claimed that the alleged messages between her and Costello are faux, deepening the controversy additional.

Now, Legend, who has been married to Teigen since 2013, has come to his spouse’s protection on Twitter.

“Chrissy apologized for her public tweets, however after her apology, Mr Costello fabricated a DM alternate between them,” the 42-year-old singer mentioned on-line on Friday. “This alternate was made up, utterly faux, by no means occurred.”

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“Actually I don’t know why anybody would faux DMs to insert themselves on this narrative, however that’s what occurred,” he continued. “I encourage everybody who breathlessly unfold this lie to maintain that very same vitality once they right the file.”

After Teigen’s staff denied that the alleged messages had been actual, Costello’s rep reacted to the “Cravings” creator’s claims

John Legend has defended his spouse Chrissy Teigen on Twitter and backed up her claims that alleged disparaging messages despatched to Michael Costello had been faked.
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In an announcement to Fox Information on Friday, his rep acknowledged, partly: “The truth that Chrissy Teigen’s staff is desperately making an attempt to show the DM’s are faux and makes an attempt to discredit Michael Costello, a sufferer of trauma and bullying by Chrissy Teigen each on-line and offline, confirms that she stays the identical bully, regardless of her public apology.”

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“When a sufferer looks like their solely recourse is to talk up, and the abuser’s first transfer is to discredit the sufferer and disgrace him publicly, this perpetrates victim-blaming and it prices lives,” the rep added.

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“Seven years in the past, when Michael Costello offered Chrissy Teigen with proof immediately that the alleged racist remark she noticed was faux, she refused to consider him. Now, her staff is fast to discredit Michael’s character in an try and salvage her picture and partnerships negatively impacted by her decade-long problematic habits,” the rep continued. 

“Past the DM’s and the general public feedback Chrissy Teigen left on Michael Costello’s Instagram for the world to see, there are emails and paperwork unreleased to the general public which confirms Chrissy Teigen has gone past social media to blacklist Michael Costello offline, making him endure over seven years of struggling – mentally and financially.”

Fox Information’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report


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