CHRISSY Teigen told celebrity designer Michael Costello to “suffer and die” after she “spread rumors he was racist.”
The 38-year-old opened up about his past experiences with the model in an Instagram post on Monday.
The first slide in Michael’s post included a text that read: “I didn’t want to do this but I cannot 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.
“I wanted to kill myself and still am traumatized, depressed and have thoughts of suicide.”
Michael then explained he’s been “living in fear” as he felt that his “most profitable brand relationships” and friendships were at risk, as well as the “fear of being blacklisted even more by the power elites who run the industry.”
He wrote: “In 2014, I received a public comment from Chrissy Teigen on my Instagram page, accusing me of being a racist.
“She apparently formed her own opinion of me based on a photoshopped comment floating around the internet which has now been proven to be false by Instagram and since taken down.
“When I reached out to Chrissy Teigen to communicate that I was a victim of a vindictive cyber slander, and that everything she thought I was is not who I am, she told me that my career was over and that all my doors will be shut from there on.”
Michael said she “lived up to her words,” sharing that he spent the next few years losing jobs with “no explanation” as the 35-year-old model and powerful stylist Monica Rose had “gone out of their way to threaten people and brands that if they were in any shape or form associated with me, they would not work with any of them.”
He claimed that he tried to explain the whole story to Chrissy and Monica, though they never gave him “the times of day.”
Michael continued: “So many nights I stayed awake, wanting to kill myself. I didn’t see the point of living.
“There was no way I can ever escape from being the target of the powerful elites in Hollywood, who actually do have powers to close doors with a single text.
“Not only was I the target of cyber defamation, I was also getting blocklisted in real life.”
Noting that he has “suffered tremendously” while keeping silent, Michael said he’s now found the courage to share his truth.
The designer said: “Last week, I wrote personal letter to my family and closest friends because U thought that taking my own life would be the best way out.
“No matter what I did, I just could not escape the false narrative that Chrissy Teigen, Monica Rose, and their friends believed in.
“I told my family how much I love them, how much I care for them, and just how sorry I was for my decision.”
He continued: “As a result of what Chrissy Teigen did to me in 2014, I may never be okay, but today, I am choosing to speak my truth.”
Michael said he wishes “no harm on anyone,” but wants people to understand that he endured “the most inhuman treatment to ever be endured by someone who has seen their decades of hard work, years of building a brand, crumble from one comment.”
He then noted that his “bullies could’ve reached out” to him, though instead chose to see him “suffer and laugh at his demise.”
In addition to the text posts, Michael shared a DM exchange between him and the model.
After he asked if he could call her, Chrissy responded: “No! I do not have anything to say to you. You will get what’s coming to you.”
Michael insisted he “never called anyone the n word,” as Chrissy replied: “Good luck with that lmao hope that story keeps your already dead career going.”
The designer then pleaded for Chrissy to call him, adding: “I am suffering from this more than you can imagine. So many people are attacking me over this. It’s a fake story but your comment is adding more fuel to the fire.”
Chrissy wrote back: “Good! Racist people like you deserve to suffer and die. You might as well be dead. Your career is over, just watch.”
The Sun has reached out to Michael's rep for a comment.
Michael’s claims come just hours after Chrissy apologized to Courtney Stodden for bulling the 26-year-old in the past.
The model told fans she’s “truly ashamed” of her “awful” past tweets and is working to apologize to all those she hurt.
Courtney previously spoke out against Chrissy in an interview with The Daily Beast.
They said: "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. Things like, "I can't wait for you to die."'
One past tweet from Chrissy read: “@CourtneyStodden my Friday fantasy: you. Dirt nap. Mmmmmm baby.”
A second said, “Go. To sleep. Forever” in response to a tweet from Courtney that read: “On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Eight Erotic Elves.”
A third read: “@CourtneyStodden I hate you.”
While Chrissy apologized on Twitter, Courtney was unable to see it as they were blocked on social media.
John Legend's wife was also accused of bullying Lindsay Lohan on Twitter back in 2011.
An unearthed tweet from Chrissy’s account resurfaced poking fun at Lindsay’s previous self-harm struggle, which read: “Lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees Emma Stone."
Lindsay has yet to address the since-deleted tweet, however, her mother Dina opened up to Page Six about it, saying: “When someone says hurtful words they’re not just hurting that person, they’re hurting their siblings, their mother, their grandma."
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