Chrissy Teigen is considering a sit-down interview with Oprah to discuss her history of cyberbullying, according to an inside source.
The former swimwear model and entrepreneur found herself in hot water last week after a series of abusive messages sent by her resurfaced on social media. Chrissy has been accused of harassing model Courtney Stodden in 2011 and 2012 via both public Tweets and private messages. She has since apologized for her actions and admitted she's ‘ashamed’ of her cyberbullying past, but it looks like irrevocable damage might have already been done.
The Internet star is now reportedly desperate to salvage her reputation by setting the record straight in a tell-all interview.
"Chrissy is in talks with Oprah to do a Meghan Markle sit-down type interview and tell her truth," a source told the Naughty but Nice podcast. "Chrissy is a fighter and believes that she is such an excellent communicator that there isn’t a mess she can’t talk her way out of."
The unearthed posts in question feature multiple horrific statements, including calls for the then 16-year-old Courtney, who identifies as non-binary, to commit suicide.
"My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmm baby," Chrissy wrote in one of the incriminating tweets. With 'dirt nap' referring to a burial site, it's not hard to figure out the meaning behind this disturbing message.
Chrissy doubled down on her barrage of hate towards the teenager a few months later, writing, "What drug makes you do that with your mouth? Asking for a friend who really wants to know how to look like an idiot."
Chrissy has also been condemned for her trolling of a Project Runway contestant on Instagram in 2014. Fashion designer Michael Costello revealed he's still 'traumatized' over Chrissy Teigen's past bullying, admitting he even contemplated suicide when the situation escalated beyond his control.
The mom-of-two has lost her contract with US retailer Target in the wake of the scandal and multiple celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina, have criticized the retired model for her behavior. She has apparently been advised to "lay low" in the meantime, to allow the dust to settle before she makes any public responses.
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Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.
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