- Chrissy Teigen and John Legend say Michael Costello faked screenshots of Teigen cyberbullying him.
- Costello had accused Teigen of threatening his career and driving him to contemplate suicide.
- According to Teigen’s statement, Costello’s screenshots have inconsistencies proving they’re fake.
- Costello responded saying Teigen has “hurt good people” and tried to “ruin other people’s careers.”
In a lengthy Twitter statement Friday, Teigen accused Costello of faking screenshots that allegedly show the model threatening the designer’s career in Instagram direct messages he said Teigen sent him in 2014.
According to Insider and Huffington Post, Costello posted the since-deleted images on his Instagram account Monday, writing in the caption that Teigen accused him of racism in an Instagram comment at the time. Costello added that Teigen and her stylist friend Monica Rose made sure he lost out on professional opportunities and that he contemplated suicide as a result of their bullying.
But on Friday, Teigen shared a statement claiming Costello’s purported screenshots contain inconsistencies proving they are doctored. These inconsistencies, according to her statement, include her account’s old profile photo, which Teigen changed in 2016; an icon for Instagram’s video chat function, which wasn’t launched until 2018; and a color…