Chrissy Teigen, the American model and TV personality, has quit her role as a guest voice in the Netflix comedy show Never Have I Ever following the revelations that took part in online bullying against model Courtney Stodden.
A spokesperson for the show has confirmed that Teigen has walked away from the planned voice role. Teigen was due to appear in one episode of the upcoming Season 2 Mindy Kaling’s Netflix coming of age comedy.
The decision has arrived after Stodden revealed in a recent interview with Daily Beast that Teigen previously bullied and harassed her online a decade ago after Stodden married actor Doug Hutchison. Teigen is said to have sent them direct messages with comments such as “I can’t wait for you to die.”
On May 12th, after a major social media storm, Teigen accepted accountability and apologised for her actions.
“Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullshit in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be,” she began in lengthy statement issued to social media.
“I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behaviour but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try.”
She added: “I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fuelled all this, I want to also publicly apologise. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.”
Concluding: “And I am so sorry I let you guys down. I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago.”