Chrissy Teigen Alleged Bullying Almost Drove Michael Costello To Suicide
Another celebrity has spoken out against Chrissy Teigen‘s alleged bullying tweets. Michael Costello, a fashion designer, said Teigen’s bullying was so wrong in 2014 that it nearly drove him to suicide. Costello, who appeared on Project Runway, posted images of direct messages he allegedly received from Teigen, who accused him of being racist in a public comment. Costello’s tweet came only hours after Teigen ended a month-long social media seclusion by apologizing for her early-2010s bullying remarks.
In the opening slide of his post, Costello, 38, wrote, “I didn’t want to do this but… I cannot 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.” Costello stated he was afraid of losing his brand relationships, friends, and allies if he told this story previously. He was frightened of being banned by the fashion industry’s “power elites.”
Teigen accused Costello of being a racist in a public comment in 2014, based on a since-disproved doctored message on the internet, according to Costello. He contacted Teigen to inform her that he had been the target of “vindictive internet defamation” and that he was not who she thought he was. Teigen didn’t believe him and told her that his career was over.
According to Costello, this did occur because he frequently lost employment at the last minute. He also received texts and phone calls from her pals, including stylist Monica Rose, who allegedly “went out of their way” to harm Costello’s brands and associates, he claimed.
Costello wrote, “So many nights I stayed awake, wanting to kill myself,.” “I didn’t see the point of living. There was no way I can ever escape from being the target of the powerful elites in Hollywood, who actually do have power to close doors with a single text. Not only was I the target if cyber defamation, I was also getting blacklisted in real life.” Costello has “suffered tremendously” because of this, but he believed he could never heal from it until going public. He also wrote his family a letter last week about his suicide ideas. They have been keeping a “close watch” on him.
Since Courtney Stodden began speaking out about Teigen’s abusive tweets directed towards them in 2011 and 2012, she has been the subject of intense scrutiny. Teigen has also been accused of sending harassing tweets by former Teen Mom OG actress Farrah Abraham. Teigen apologized again on Monday, adding that she is “truly ashamed” of her previous unkind comments.
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