The disclosure came hours after Teigen published a second, longer public apology for bullying Courtney Stodden on social media in 2011 when Stodden was just 16. She has been called out of her malicious actions towards several people online.
‘”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,” he wrote.
“I wanted to kill myself and I still am traumatized, depressed, and have thoughts of suicide.”
The designer says Teigen’s harassment began after Teigen left a comment on his Instagram page in 2014, accusing him of racism after seeing a Photoshopped comment. The comment was allegedly mocked up by a “former disgruntled employee” to embarrass him publicly.
Teigen’s apology early Monday left many stumped, as she had been near-silent over the past few weeks. It’s possible that she was aware of Costello’s looming admission and pipped him at the post.
‘So many nights I stayed awake, wanting to kill myself. I didn’t see the point of living,” Costello said. “I wish no harm on anyone and I don’t wanna go back-and-forth fighting with anyone. I just want people to realize that I, too, am human and this was the most inhuman treatment to ever be endured by someone who has seen their decades of hard work, years of building a brand, crumbled from one comment.”
He also published several DMs Teigen allegedly sent him.
In her apology, Teigen apologized for her cyberbullying, saying that she has grown since then. But the internet remains skeptical.