by Beatrice Ambasa
June 26, 2021

Chrissy Teigen is threatening to take legal action against Michael Costello after the fashion designer posted alleged "fabricated" DMs to back his bullying claims.

After apologizing to Michael, Chrissy returned to social media with a personal note, which captioned a lengthy statement written on her behalf, that addressed Michael's recent claims that he had been "traumatized, depressed and has thoughts of suicide" because of Chrissy's alleged bullying years ago.

"No idea what the f**k michael costello is doing," she wrote. "He just released a statement where he didn’t at ALL acknowledge how fake the dm’s were, & now claims to have emails that don’t exist. So while he conjures those up (hopefully with someone more talented in fakes this time), here."

Earlier this week, the fashion designer shared alleged screenshots of a direct message from 2014 as proof of Chrissy's alleged bullying. However, the 33-year-old host claims the DMs are completely fabricated.

Shortly before Chrissy posted her statement, her husband John Legend shared one of his own in response to a tweet from New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz.

"Chrissy apologized for her public tweets, but after her apology, Mr Costello fabricated a DM exchange between them," he wrote. "This exchange was made up, completely fake, never happened."

"Honestly I don't know why anyone would fake DMs to insert themselves in this narrative, but that's what happened," John claimed. "I encourage everyone who breathlessly spread this lie to keep that same energy when they correct the record."