Courtney Stodden identifies as a non-binary person who received tabloid notoriety on marrying actor Doug Hutchinson in 2011. Stodden was 16 then, and Hutchinson was 50, leaving them bullied all over the media. Many tabloids gave them a nickname of the ‘teen bride’ in the media circus, including Anderson Cooper, who called them a stripper on CNN, while Dr. Drew examined their breasts in front of a live studio audience. Although the couple got a divorce in 2020, but the release of ‘Framing Britney Spears’ had Stodden reevaluate their treatment at the hands of the media trolls. Recently, Chrissy Teigen has come under fire for cyberbullying after her horrifying tweets about Stodden resurfaced. However, Stodden is ready to meet up with the star, as they believe in sincere apologies and wants to move on with their life and career, according to TMZ.
In a recent interview, Stodden opened up about the harassment she faced at the hands of some of the high-profile critics, especially singling out Chrissy Teigen. The former American model and wife of John Legend hurled abusive tweets Stodden’s way, telling them to commit suicide a decade ago. In 2011, Teigen took to her Twitter and told then-16-year-old Stodden to ‘go to sleep forever.’ However, Stodden revealed that this was only part of the picture as Teigen would also ‘privately DM me and tell me to kill myself.’ “She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but also things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die,’” Stodden alleged.
Teigen posted a lengthy apology on Twitter, saying she is ‘mortified’ by her past behavior and is trying to reach out to Stodden to apologize. In the wake of the scandal, Teigen lost her contract with some major retail brands. She drew a lot of criticism from famous faces, including Farrah Abraham and Lindsay Lohan’s mother, Dina. After the public outcry, the model addressed the situation through a series of tweets, saying, “Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullsh–t in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior, but that…is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel.”
Stodden lashed out at Teigen that she ‘never’ apologized privately to them over the abusive tweets and direct messages fiasco. ‘I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private,’ wrote Stodden via Instagram. However, they have been allegedly blocked by Teigen on Twitter, as Stodden cannot see the tweet. ‘In fact, she blocked me on Twitter,’ Stodden wrote. ‘All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her “wokeness” is a broken record,’ she continued. Now, Stodden is ready to entertain a sit-down with Chrissy Teigen to hash out their differences.