In the aftermath of Chrissy Teigen’s apology publish, Project Runway alum Michael Costello has shared threatening messages reportedly despatched to him by Teigen in 2014
Hours after Chrissy Teigen apologized for her “past horrible tweets” in a publish on Medium, one other reported sufferer of hers has come ahead with what seems to be proof of digital harassment and bullying. Fashion designer Michael Costello shared seemingly threatening messages despatched to him by Teigen in 2014, opening up in regards to the “deep, unhealed trauma” he’s skilled within the years since.
“I cannot be happy until I speak my mind,” Costello started, sharing that he “wanted to kill myself” and remains to be “traumatized, depressed, and have thoughts of suicide.”
“For the past 7 years, I’ve lived with a deep, unhealed trauma,” the Project Runway alum mentioned. “In 2014, I received a public comment from Chrissy Teigen on my Instagram page, accusing me of being racist. She apparently formed her own opinion of me based on a Photoshopped comment floating around the internet which has now been proven to be false by Instagram and since taken down. When I reached out to Chrissy Teigen to communicate that I was the victim of a vindictive cyber slander, and that everything she thought I was is not who I am, she told me that my career was over and that all my doors will be shut from there on.”
Costello additionally claimed that Teigen and her pal, stylist Monica Rose, went “out of their way 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,” claiming that he was fired from jobs “with no explanation.” He says he “pleaded with Chrissy Teigen or Monica Rose to see the whole story before believing a false narrative a former disgruntled employee cast upon me.”
The reported conduct from Teigen and Rose led him to undergo along with his psychological well being. He wrote, “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 the powers to close doors with a single text. Not only was I the target of cyber defamation, I was also getting blocklisted [sic] in real life.”
Costello, who has labored with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, and Beyoncé, additionally shared some extraordinarily disturbing messages reportedly from Teigen, during which she allegedly advised him, “Racist people like you deserve to suffer and die. You might as well be dead. Your career is over, just watch.”
Neither Rose nor Teigen have responded to his allegations, however Teigen did return to Instagram to share a photograph of a brand new tattoo she bought.
She alluded to the controversy surrounding her within the publish’s caption, ending by writing, “Love you all to bits, I really do. Even if you hate me, I can honestly say I do not hate you. I send you love. How annoying is that! You must be soooo annoyed!! Anyhoo, love you, love you, love you. Here’s to the messes in progress.”
If you or somebody you understand is contemplating suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).