Courtney Stodden reflects on their feud with Chrissy Teigen, and it appears the abuse online has gone much deeper than anyone knew.
“I think because I was the victim of so much harassment and intimidation from him when I was only 16,” the media personality told The Daily Beast. “At a time when I needed help. For example, I was mistreated.
Warning on the content below // Suicide and intimidation
Stodden, who identifies as non-binary, alleged that Teigein “sent me so many different tweets, private DMSs, a few years ago. Among the bullying they endured, Stodden claims, were private messages from Teigen telling them to “kill me”. “
The bomb charge comes directly in the wake of Teigen’s return to Twitter just weeks after his profile was deleted as one of the app’s most popular users due to cyberbullying following the death. of her newborn son Jack during childbirth.
Scrolling ten years back through the supermodel’s tweets reveals numerous public posts directed at Stodden, including “@CourtneyStodden my Friday fantasy: you. Dirt nap. Mmmmmm baby” and “@Courtney Stodden I hate you” . (“Dirt nap” is slang for death.)
However, this is not all. Stodden also pointed out several other celebrities who piled on top of them during their controversial marriage to actor Doug Hutchison, who was 35 years older than his then-16-year-old wife.
“Joy Behar had a day in the field calling me a ‘bitch’. Courtney Love told me I was a “whore”. People came out of the carpentry shop to beat up a child because she was in a situation she shouldn’t have been in, ”the model said.
The bullying both online and in the media has become so serious that Stodden says it has had a dangerous impact on their mental health: “There were probably five times I felt like I wanted to commit suicide … and I took the necessary steps to go ahead and do it. “
However, these days, Stodden’s focus is on forgiveness … and empowering cyberbullies.
“She never gave me a chance to forgive her,” Stodden concluded of Teigen. “And I guess forgiveness, okay, starts with ourselves. But it’s so damaging when someone like Chrissy Teigen bully kids. So I really think it’s time to talk. not after her to intimidate her, and I don’t. I don’t think it’s okay for people to bully Chrissy. But I don’t think crying wolf is okay either. “
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