Fashion Designer Claims Chrissy Teigen Bullied Him to Brink of 'Suicide'
Hollywood model faces more controversy
Fashion designer Michael Costello has alleged that far-left model Chrissy Teigen left him with thoughts of suicide after a series of messages in which she tormented him.
In an Instagram, Costello wrote:
"I didn't want to do this, but I can not be happy until I speak my mind I need to heal, and in order for me to do that I must reveal what I've been going through."
"I wanted to kill myself and I still am traumatized, depressed, and have thoughts of suicide."
The designer claims Teigen, who recently faced other accusations of online bullying, including encouraging a teenage girl to commit suicide, accused him of racism over an image she saw online in 2014, "Entertainment Tonight" reported.
In the messages, Teigen refuses to speak with him when he was pleading to clear up the situation and his good name.
"Chrissy, I've never called anyone the n word," Costello wrote to the model.
"Those fake images were photoshopped from a former disgruntled employee."
"Good luck with that lmao," Teigen replied.
"Hope that story keeps your already dead career going."
Costello then pleads with Teigen to call him so he can explain himself:
"I am suffering from this more than you can imagine.
"So many people are attacking me over this.
"It's a fake story but your comment is adding more fuel to the fire."
"Good!" Teigen responded.
"Racist people like you deserve to suffer and die."
"You might as well be dead. Your career is over, just watch."
Costello wrote to his followers of Tiegen:
"Wow, did she live up to her words."
He claimed Teigen and stylist Monica Rose worked to "threaten people and brands that if they were in any shape or form associated with me, they would not work with any of them."
Costello said he stayed awake "so many nights," wanting to kill himself, saying he wrote letters to family and close friends "because I thought taking my own life would be the best way out" from the torment of the "powerful Hollywood elites."
Last month, Teigen was forced to issue an apology after it emerged that she was bullying a teenager and pressuring the then-16-year-old to kill herself.
Teigen apologized Wednesday for repeatedly sending abusive messages to then-minor Courtney Stodden.
The 35-year-old model and wife of singer John Legend admitted she bullied Stodden through tweets and direct messages she sent to her a decade ago.
In a slew of abusive messages in 2011, Teigen had encouraged the former teen bride to commit suicide.