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Courtney Stodden blasts Chrissy Teigen over vile ‘dirt nap’ death threats

Courtney Stodden has hit out at Chrissy Teigen over the vile death threats she sent them after they wed actor Doug Hutchison at the age of 16, comparing her to Mean Girls villain Regina George, and revealing the model has yet to personally apologize to them for the barrage of hatred. 

The 27-year-old, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, faced widespread media scrutiny, received death threats, and was labeled everything from a ‘teen bride’ and a ‘whore’ for marrying a man 34 years their senior in May 2011. 

Among the most violent and consistent hatred that Stodden received were the repeated messages – both public and private – they were sent by Teigen, 36, who urged the then-teenager to take a ‘dirt nap’ and ‘go to sleep forever in a series of tweets posted in 2011 and 2012.  

Now, in an interview with Call Her Daddy podcast host Alex Cooper, Stodden has spoken out the devastating toll the online abuse had on their mental health, saying that it contributed to their depression – while revealing that Teigen has yet to apologize to them personally, despite issuing a public statement for her bullying comments. 

During their appearance on the podcast, Stodden alleged that they faced ’emotional and physical abuse’ from Hutchison, 61, during their marriage, claiming they had to have sex with him on his schedule and alluding to it being violent, saying: ‘I still have scars on me — physical scarring.’

Courtney Stodden has spoken out to blast Chrissy Teigen for the vile death threats the model sent them after they wed actor Doug Hutchison at the age of 16 in May 2011

During an interview with Call Her Daddy host Alex Cooper, Stodden, now 27, recalled how Teigen (seen this week), 36, sent them death threats and urged them to take a 'dirt nap'

During an interview with Call Her Daddy host Alex Cooper, Stodden, now 27, recalled how Teigen (seen this week), 36, sent them death threats and urged them to take a ‘dirt nap’ 

Stodden, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, told Cooper (pictured) that Teigen has never apologized to them personally, despite issuing a public statement about her tweets

Stodden, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, told Cooper that Teigen has never apologized to them personally, despite issuing a public statement about her tweets

Stodden, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, told Cooper (left) that Teigen has never apologized to them personally, despite issuing a public statement about her tweets

In addition to the ‘abuse’ Stodden says they faced behind closed doors, the former reality star was also bullied by celebrities – with Cooper pointing out that they were called a ‘whore’ by Courtney Love, shamed by Anderson Cooper on national television, and sent multiple death threats by Teigen.  

When asked by the podcast host whether they have ever met Teigen, Stodden insisted that they have not only never met the model in person, they have also never spoken to her, explaining that they never received a personal apology from her – even after she issued a public mea culpa for the bullying messages she sent them and multiple other celebrities in the past. 

‘Not only have I not met her, I have never spoken to her in my life,’ Stodden said, before adding that the bullying was made all the more difficult to handle because they had been a fan of both Teigen and her husband John Legend up until the point when the mother-of-two began targeting them online.  

‘I actually really liked her. Like I followed her. I mean, obviously, I love John Legend,’ they said. ‘I was following them and then I started seeing this on my timeline and I was like, “But I love you!” 

‘I just had this feeling, “But I really like you!”‘

Stodden said that it has taken years for them to process the true impact of the public hatred that they received, revealing that they now believe it ‘led to their future depression’. 

‘At that point in time, I was so young, I don’t think I processed how deeply that led to my future depression,’ they said. 

While Stodden faced a barrage of abusive comments and messages from celebrities and strangers alike, they said the most persistent hatred came from Teigen, who privately messaged them ‘for a really long time’, sometimes as late as 2 a.m.     

 

Teigen publicly wished Stodden dead in a series of tweets posted in 2011 and 2012, and the TV personality said she would also bully them with private messages

Teigen publicly wished Stodden dead in a series of tweets posted in 2011 and 2012, and the TV personality said she would also bully them with private messages

Stodden was just 16 when they wed Hutchison, who was weeks away from his 51st birthday at the time. Following their wedding, they were branded a 'whore' and a 'teen bride'

Stodden was just 16 when they wed Hutchison, who was weeks away from his 51st birthday at the time. Following their wedding, they were branded a ‘whore’ and a ‘teen bride’ 

‘She [privately] messaged me a lot, it was like, sometimes really late, like 2 in the morning?’ they said, adding: ‘It wasn’t just one or two tweets… it was [for] a really long time.’ 

Referring to one of the most memorable comments Teigen sent them, Stodden claimed the model once told them: ‘I cannot wait for you to die,’ in a private message.  

‘I specifically remember this one because I was just like so shocked,’ they recalled. ‘It was really early in the morning at some point. I mean, this was a freaking decade ago…  She messaged me, “I cannot wait for you to die.” 

‘And that was just one of them that I remember. And then publicly she was saying, you know, “I can’t wait for you to take a dirt nap.” She was just obsessed with seeing me die.’

Teigen publicly apologized for her bullying tweets aimed at Stodden, Lindsay Lohan, and others in a lengthy Medium post last year, insisting that she is no longer that person. 

At the time, she also stated on Twitter that she had ‘tried to connect with Courtney privately’, writing: ‘Since I publicly fueled this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.’

However Stodden says that Teigen has never reached out to them personally to say sorrry, adding that the mother-of-two had long-since blocked them on social media by the time she issued her mea culpa. 

‘I know people can change a lot in [the time since Teigen posted her death threats], but I didn’t hear from her when she apologized. I was blocked from everything!’ the TV personality said. 

Stodden also came to the defense of Lohan, 35, who was also on the receiving end of bullying messages from Teigen at the same time, suggesting that the model ‘must have been in a really dark place’ to have made the comments that she did. 

Teigen issued a public apology for her past online bullying in a statement shared on Medium last year, insisting at the time that she is 'truly ashamed' of her behavior

Teigen issued a public apology for her past online bullying in a statement shared on Medium last year, insisting at the time that she is ‘truly ashamed’ of her behavior

The model and mother-of-two also tweeted at the time that she had 'tried to connect with Courtney privately' however Stodden says they have not heard from them

The model and mother-of-two also tweeted at the time that she had ‘tried to connect with Courtney privately’ however Stodden says they have not heard from them 

Stodden also called out Teigen for posting hateful messages about actress Lindsay Lohan

Stodden also called out Teigen for posting hateful messages about actress Lindsay Lohan 

When asked if they have anything to say to Teigen, Stodden insisted that they don't, while comparing her to Regina George (left), the villain from Lohan's 2014 movie Mean Girls

When asked if they have anything to say to Teigen, Stodden insisted that they don’t, while comparing her to Regina George (left), the villain from Lohan’s 2014 movie Mean Girls

‘She was [also] shaming Lindsay Lohan, who was struggling with a lot of her own stuff,’ they said. 

‘I just freaking love Lindsay. Chrissy has to have been in a really dark a** place to tell these children and women these things. To, I don’t know, make herself feel better about herself?’

Referring to Teigen’s public apology, Stodden says they ‘hope she means’ what she said about changing her ways, warning that the kind of online hatred they received from the model can lead to severe mental health issues and even cause people to take their own lives.  

‘I know now she says she’s doing the best she can, and I really hope that she means it,’ they said. ‘If that stuff continues, we’re just going to see more suicides, unfortunately, it’s not going to help.’

Stodden insisted that they don’t care whether or not they hear from Teigen, before comparing her to Regina George, the villain from Lohan’s hit 2014 movie Mean Girls.

‘I really don’t have anything to say to her,’ they said. ‘I don’t need to speak to Regina George. I don’t need that. I’m Lindsay.’

DailyMail.com has reached out to Teigen’s spokesperson for additional comment. 

During their interview with Cooper, Stodden also spoke out about the alleged abuse that they say they faced at the hands of Hutchison during their ten-year marriage, claiming that, two months into the relationship, the actor became like ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ as a result of his drinking.   

‘He was extremely emotionally abusive to me. At times physical, but mostly emotionally abusive,’ they alleged. ‘Because I think that’s the ultimate power a groomer has over a child, is that emotional abuse and control.’ 

During the podcast, Stodden also alleged that they faced 'emotional and physical abuse' from Hutchison, 61, during their marriage (seen together in 2013)

During the podcast, Stodden also alleged that they faced 'emotional and physical abuse' from Hutchison, 61, during their marriage (seen together in 2015)

During the podcast, Stodden also alleged that they faced ’emotional and physical abuse’ from Hutchison, 61, during their marriage (seen together in 2013, left, and 2015, right)

Stodden added that their mother, Krista Keller, received 'a lot of hate' for allowing her then-16-year-old daughter to wed a man 34 years their senior

Stodden added that their mother, Krista Keller, received ‘a lot of hate’ for allowing her then-16-year-old daughter to wed a man 34 years their senior  

Stodden said he had a gun in the house but explained they didn’t want to ‘legally talk about that’ when asked if he would ever take the weapon out when he was drunk.   

They said that the combination of the online abuse and the turmoil within their marriage led them to start drinking illegally, revealing that they would end up ‘crying on the kitchen floor every night’.  

‘I was way too young to be crying on the kitchen floor every freaking night with a bottle of wine and opening another one,’ they said. ‘I felt like I didn’t have at that point in time, 17 years old, like I had anybody in my corner because I was being told to commit suicide at 16 [by online trolls].  

As well as the hatred that Stodden received personally, the former Celebrity Big Brother star shared that their mother, Krista Keller, also faced abuse online for allowing her daughter to wed a man 34 years their senior when they were just a teenager. 

It was Stodden’s mother who legally consented to the marriage, and it took years for them to see Hutchison’s predation as child abuse. In 2018, they filed for divorce, which was finalized in March 2020. 

The television personality noted that their mother had ‘always been very protective’ of them and now regrets signing off on their marriage. 

‘My mom has gotten a lot of hate, and I understand why,’ Stodden said. ‘If I ever have a baby and I’m raising that baby, from my own experiences, I would never sign my kid off, ever, to an adult man, who is 34 years older. There is just no way that would happen. 

‘But I think she thought she was doing something that was going to make me happy, truthfully. I really believe that,’ they added. ‘In retrospect, she knows it was the wrong decision. She’s apologized to me so many times and has said, you know, “If I could just do anything to do over, I’m just so sorry, I wouldn’t sign off on this.”‘

‘Every minute, I would turn around, there’d be another hit piece, you know, in the grocery store or somewhere else,’ they recalled. ‘People were talking about how I was dressing or behaving. Little did they know then that is a part of grooming. I was trying to be that part, right? That part really did a doozy on my self-worth, really.’        

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