Chrissy Teigen needs husband John Legend a Pleased Father’s Day amid cyberbullying scandal

John Legend defends Chrissy Teigen amid Michael Costello drama

2021-06-21 02:32:07

Chrissy Teigen gave her husband, John Legend, a particular shoutout for Father’s Day on Sunday. 

“There aren’t any phrases. Solely tears that I’m contemporary out of,” Teigen wrote in an Instagram submit. “To our all the things, we love you perpetually.”

Legend, who has been married to Teigen since 2013, responded to his spouse’s submit with a number of coronary heart emojis.


The message comes only a day after Teigen issued her newest apology amid accusations of cyberbullying from “Challenge Runway” alumnus Michael Costello, who claims the “Cravings” writer despatched him disparaging messages in 2014 over social media that triggered him to have suicidal ideas. Costello posted screenshots of the alleged messages earlier this week, with Teigen’s staff firing again with a prolonged response claiming the supposed exchanges had been faux.

“Chrissy Teigen very clearly and contritely apologized for insensitive public tweets she made round a decade in the past,” the newest apology on her Instagram reads. “She didn’t acknowledge nor apologize for sending non-public messages directing or encouraging self hurt.”

The assertion provides that Teigen is “fully stunned and disillusioned by Michael Costello’s latest assault, which incorporates fictional “screenshots” from 2014 of supposed non-public messages that Chrissy didn’t ship.” 

Whereas Teigen’s staff acknowledged she posted a touch upon Costello’s Instagram in October 2014 when he was accused of constructing a racist comment, they clarified that the submit was later deleted after Costello denied the accusation, claiming it was primarily based on a photoshopped remark. 

“Chrissy has by no means conspired with anybody to hurt his profession,” the assertion added. 


On Friday, Costello’s consultant responded to Teigen’s staff’s claims that the alleged direct messages the 2 exchanged had “inconsistencies” pointing to their inauthenticity similar to Teigen not having a verified blue verify subsequent to her deal with’s title and icon pictures not matching as much as what her profile regarded like on the time. 

In a press release to Fox Information on Friday, the “Challenge Runway” alumnus’ consultant said: “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.”

“When a sufferer seems 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. Seven years in the past, when Michael Costello introduced Chrissy Teigen with proof straight 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 conduct,” his assertion continues.

“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. Costello is just one of many many victims who’re residing with long-lasting, unhealed traumas from Chrissy Teigen’s decade-long bullying conduct,” Costello’s consultant added.


Legend defended his spouse, writing in a Twitter thread Friday that the alleged exchanges posted by Costello had been “fabricated.”

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

Costello and Legend proceeded to enter a social media spat of their very own concerning the allegations and messages following the preliminary tweet.


Amid the accusations, Teigen not too long ago stated she could be “stepping again” from her cleansing model Safely “to be together with her household.” 

Costello responded with one other assertion through his consultant following Teigen’s announcement, writing: “The truth that Chrissy Teigen and her disaster staff are working so laborious, so strategically to return out, in opposition to the DM’s she despatched me, and to downplay the feedback she publicly posted on my Instagram, solely proves that she is identical bully she at all times has been, regardless of her faux apology to the general public.”

“I’ll say this once more. Chrissy Teigen has gone out of her technique to shut doorways to my profession by making calls, sending texts, telling colleagues and corporations that if I had been connected to a undertaking that she wouldn’t work with them. I’ve receipts of emails and confirmations from these people and corporations,” Costello alleged.

He then vowed that his newest assertion will probably be his final as the complete ordeal “has been like a nightmare, not only for me, however for my household.”

“I apologize to everybody else concerned on this messy state of affairs, and I apologize for all of the stress and trauma it has triggered,” he stated. “A lot injury has been achieved on either side. Everyone seems to be hurting. It’s [sic] is a messy state of affairs for everybody. However I spoke the reality and I’ve nothing left to say and nothing left in me to maintain combating in opposition to her.”

“Shifting ahead, I’m taking a break from social media for my psychological well being. I hope everybody can respect my privateness, my determination,” Costello added. “I received’t be commenting additional.”

Different previous actions Teigen has apologized for are allegedly encouraging Courtney Stodden to commit suicide and suggesting that Lindsay Lohan bodily hurt herself out of jealousy. Farrah Abraham additionally accused her of bullying her in 2013.

Fox Information’ Mariah Haas and Julius Younger contributed to this report

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