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Chrissy Teigen apologizes for cyber bullying a teenaged Courtney Stodden and says she was an ‘insecure, attention-seeking troll’

Summary List PlacementChrissy Teigen released a public apology to former reality TV star Courtney Stodden for past cyberbullying. "Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls--- in front of the entire world," Teigen began her Twitter thread. "I'm mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll." She continued: "I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel." is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to...

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Chrissy Teigen released a public apology to former reality TV star Courtney Stodden for past cyberbullying.

“Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls— in front of the entire world,” Teigen began her Twitter thread. “I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll.”

She continued: “I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel.”

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Stodden (who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns) opened up in a new interview with Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern about their past experiences of online harassment, including by the media and at the hands of other celebrities.

Stodden had previously spoken out about Teigen’s online treatment of them. This past March, they made a video calling Teigen “hypocritical” for quitting Twitter temporarily due to the negativity the app breeds. When asked about that video by the Daily Beast, Stodden elaborated, claiming that Teigen had direct-messaged them on the app in addition to tweeting.

“She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself,” Stodden said. “Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.'”

Stodden first became tabloid fodder in 2011, when they married then 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison at age 16. Teigen was about 26 years old at the time of her alleged DMs to Stodden. 

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“I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly,” Teigen said in Wednesday’s apology thread. “These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!”

Teigen continued: “I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.”

The thread ended with an apology to Teigen’s 13.6 million followers.

“And I am so sorry I let you guys down,” Teigen said. “I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago.”

Representatives for Teigen and Stodden did not immediately return Insider’s requests for comment on yesterday’s report.

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