Chrissy Teigen releases public apology
Chrissy Teigen has released a public apology to American media personality Courtney Stodden.
It's after Stodden alleged Chrissy sent them private messages, telling them to take their own life.
This happened about 10 years ago, when Stodden was in their teens.
Stodden shot to fame in 2011 for marrying then 50-year-old actor Doug Hutchison when they were 16.
They claimed in an interview with The Daily Beast that Chrissy, among others, bullied them online around that time.
Just last year, Stodden and Hutchison ended their marriage.
As quoted by The Hollywood Reporter, the 26-year-old said, 'She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take, 'a dirt nap,' but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself.'
'Things like, 'I can’t wait for you to die.''
Chrissy has since taken to Twitter with a public apology.
She wrote, 'Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullsh*t in front of the entire world.'
'I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be.'
The 35-year-old model admitted she was an, 'insecure, attention seeking troll.'
'I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel.'
'I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly.'
Chrissy continued, 'These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!'
'I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize.'
'I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.'
She concluded, 'And I am so sorry I let you guys down.'
'I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago.'
Stodden has since taken to Instagram to address Chrissy's apology.
Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullshit in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that...
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
They shared a screenshot revealing they've been blocked by Chrissy on Twitter.
Alongside the image, they wrote, 'I accept her apology and forgive her.'
'But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private.'
Stodden continued, 'In fact, she blocked me on Twitter.'
'All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her “wokeness” is a broken record.'
No further comment has been made.