Embattled model Chrissy Teigen was glimpsed for the first time in weeks amid the massive cyber-bullying scandal that has threatened her once-booming business empire.
The 35-year-old Cravings founder was spotted laughing on a facetime call after a business meeting in LA, just one day before her Twitter victim Courtney Stodden announced their engagement.
Teigen is under fire for telling the former reality star — who identifies as they/them — to ‘kill themselves’ when they were just 16-years-old, and also wrote slanderous comments about a few other Hollywood names.
Rare spotting: Embattled model Chrissy Teigen, 35, is glimpsed for the first time in weeks amid the cyber-bullying scandal that has prompted many brands including Macy’s to cut ties with her
Despite the backlash she’s incurred for her malicious tweets, Teigen looked relatively chipper as she took a phone call in a yellow sweater and blue jeans in Beverly Hills.
The wife of John Legend appeared makeup free and wore her hair tied up in a bun as she toted a Prada wallet and a hydro flask. She was seen hysterically laughing through a silky face mask as she walked to her car.
The sighting comes just a day before Stodden — who recently came out as non-binary with pronouns of they/them — announced their engagement to Chris Sheng after several years of dating.
‘I said yes,’ they gushed in the caption, as they showed off an enormous sparkler, adding: ‘the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful.’
Laughing matter: Chrissy was seen hysterically laughing through a silky face mask as she walked to her car
Cancel culture: Amid the cyber bullying scandal many have called for brands including VRBO to cut ties with her and Macy’s recently dropped her line of cookware
Chrissy has gone radio silent on social media following outrage over tweets from almost a decade ago, in which she told teen bride Stodden to ‘kill themselves’ and also insinuated that Lindsay Lohan slit her wrists — among other things.
Stodden incurred relentless bullying both publicly and in private from Teigen who tweeted at the then-teen in 2011: ‘My friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby’, followed by: ‘go. to sleep. forever.’
Old tweets from 2013 have also resurfaced in which she described nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as ‘cocky’ and called Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, then 21, a ‘wh***’.
And ironically enough, Chrissy had stated that she was leaving Twitter before the scandal erupted because she was experiencing too much ‘negative’ abuse.
Sparkler: Courtney Stodden, 26, announced their engagement Sunday on Instagram when they showed off a stunning diamond ring
Relentless: In one tweet Teigen told the non-binary reality star to ‘take a dirt nap,’ which is slang for death
Hatred: In another tweet she told Stodden ‘I hate you,’ and insinuated that drugs must be responsible for her affected speech
Radio silent: Ironically just before the resurfaced tweets Chrissy had made stated that she was deactivating her twitter because she was over people cyber bullying her
‘This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively … I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not,’ she said.
Stodden first rose to fame as the teen bride of much older Green Mile actor Doug Hutchison (then 60-years-old) in 2011, and brought Teigen’s abusive tweets to light in recent weeks.
‘What a shame #ChrissyTeigen is leaving Twitter,’ they wrote of Chrissy’s supposed parting, sharing a screen grab of one of the model’s many mean tweets to them, before doxxing others.
Afterwards Stodden told the Daily Beast that they would also get private messages from the Chrissy’s Court star. ‘[Teigen] wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself…Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.”
Timely sighting: The rare Teigen sighting comes just a few weeks after she was seen at Disneyland amid the explosive scandal
Apology: ‘I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am,’ she wrote.
After the barrage of tweets came to light and people called for the model to be ‘cancelled’ she issued an apology to Stodden.
‘Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls**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,’ she began.
‘I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am,’ she wrote.
Stodden came to accept the apology but maintained that they had ‘never heard’ a private apology, while revealing Chrissy still had them blocked, years later.
Saving face: Stodden said of the apology: ‘It feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record’
Under pressure: After the barrage of tweets came to light and people called for the model to be ‘canceled’ she issued an apology to Stodden
Jaw-dropping: ‘I said yes,’ they gushed in the caption, adding that ‘the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful’
Moving on: ‘I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private,’ Stodden wrote
‘I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private,’ Stodden added.
They went on to say that the apology seemed like damage control amid the backlash. ‘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.’
At the time of the scandal, Target had discontinued their partnership with Teigen’s line of Cravings cookware — though it was said the two came to an agreement in December before the social media eruption.
But just weeks later retail giant Macy’s also dropped her cookware line and it was reported that Bloomingdale’s also backed out of a huge deal with the internet personality.
Expedia-owned rental site VRBO is now also under fire for recently running a promo with Teigen, Legend, and their kids Luna and Miles, to celebrate ‘joy and togetherness.’
VRBO: The two-and-a-half minute video celebrating ‘joy and togetherness’ shows Teigen interacting with her husband John Legend, their children Luna, five, and miles, three, and her mom Pepper which had many seething with anger
The promo push on social media prompted many enraged social media users to speak out that the company shouldn’t promote partnerships with a ‘bully.’
After Vrbo retweeted an article about the commercial from People, one user responded: ‘VRBO, cancel the collab you have with Chrissy NOW unless you support telling children to commit suicide.’
Another tweeted: Hey, @vrbo You’re paying @chrissyteigen to do ads for you after she repeatedly messaged an abused minor, telling them to commit suicide? Really?’
‘Using an abuser bully as a spokesperson no thanks,’ another wrote.
Amid the fizzling of her very lucrative partnerships, other social media personalities including right-winged correspondent Candace Owens, have even gone as far as to compare Teigen to Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein.
Additionally SNL comedian Pete Davidson continued to pack on the punches in a recent episode of the famed variety show, saying that the ‘one good thing about the pandemic’ was ‘getting Chrissy Teigen out of our lives.’
The latest: Stodden, Lindsay Lohan, and Abraham have experienced Teigen’s twitter barrage