Courtney Stodden has revealed that they are still blocked by Chrissy Teigen on social media and that Teigen has never personally apologized to them for sending abusive messages.
The Stodden/Teigen controversy came to light last year when the Boy Destroyer singer claimed that in 2011, Teigen had sent the then 16-year-old Stodden abusive messages. Stodden, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, accused Teigen of sending them private messages that urged them to kill themself.
It later came to light that Teigen had indeed sent Stodden messages that urged them to commit suicide. Teigen later apologized publicly for her behavior and even took a break from social media.
Courtney Stodden is still blocked by Chrissy Teigen
On her return to social media, the former model decided to rethink how she engages with others online. However, Stodden now says they are still blocked by Teigen on Twitter and that she has never personally apologized to them.
Stodden spoke in an interview to Page Six when they were asked about the Teigen controversy. During the interview, they checked Twitter on their cellphone and discovered they were still blocked by Teigen.
“I haven’t checked, but I don’t think [I’m unblocked]… Yeah, I’m not seeing she has a Twitter, so maybe she has one and I’m just blocked from it? “Yeah, no, I don’t see anything,” Stodden told the interviewer.
Stodden then addressed Teigen’s public apology from last year; they said: “I was speaking on this maybe for a few years before [Teigen apologized]. I wish that she maybe could have apologized to me, like she said she did.”
Stodden further explained why they felt hard done by Teigen’s apology: “I didn’t feel touched, let’s say, by the apology … I didn’t get one other than on social media, which felt like she was apologizing to everybody else, but I was blocked.”
In 2011, 16-year-old Courtney Stodden married 51-year-old Doug Hutchison, which led to Courtney receiving a lot of criticism from numerous celebrities. As per Page Six, they received insults from the likes of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and American Pie actor Jason Biggs.
But it was Teigen who sent Stodden some of the most repulsive messages. Stodden told the Daily Beast that Teigen had suggested they take a “dirt nap” and told them, “I can’t wait for you to die.”
Chrissy Teigen ‘ashamed’ of abusive messages to Courtney Stodden
For her part, Teigen later said she was “ashamed and completely embarrassed at [her] behavior;” she called herself a “troll” and said, “I am so sorry.”
At the time of that apology, Stodden took to Instagram to say Teigen had blocked them on Twitter and that Teigen had not reached out to them privately. It seems that that situation has not changed.
Stodden and Hutchison finalized their divorce last year. Stodden says her former husband was mentally and emotionally abusive towards them and claimed he “groomed” and took “advantage of” them.
If you or someone you know is currently struggling with any kind of emotional distress or considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).