Supermodel Chrissy Teigen has admitted to being a "troll and an a**hole" after news broke that she tweeted nasty messages to and about other celebrities.
Teigen, wife to singer John Legend, stayed off social media for a month since the scandal erupted. Her cookware brand was dropped by major retailers in the USA and Canada, and the model was forced to eject from a Netflix series she was co-creating with actress Mindy Kaling.
Days before the scandal broke, Teigen went public with the new company that she started with Kris Jenner. Since then, the company has also dropped Teigen.
The 35-year-old posted a lengthy statement on the website, Medium, in which she confessed to being nasty towards other celebrities by either tweeting about them or sending them DMs.
Courtney Stodden broke her silence after she made it public knowledge that Teigen urged her to commit suicide back in 2011. At the time, Stodden was 16 years old and was "slut-shamed" by Teigen for marrying then 50-year-old Doug Hutchison.
Other celebrities who were hit hard by Teigen during her trolling attacks include actress Lindsay Lohan and Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham.
In her statement, Teigen says that she now realises what she's done is wrong.
"There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn't deserve them. No one does. Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humour."
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