A timeline of allegations that Chrissy Teigen, a self-proclaimed 'troll,' bullied and fought with celebrities on Twitter

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  • Chrissy Teigen joined Twitter in 2009 and soon became known for her commentary on the platform.

  • On Monday, she posted a lengthy post to Medium apologizing for "horrible tweets."

  • Teigen's tweets have insulted celebrities and children. Here is a timeline of her Twitter feuds.

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Supermodel Chrissy Teigen has been accused of bullying several celebrities and newsworthy figures since joining Twitter in 2009.

Teigen was widely acclaimed on Twitter for her biting commentary, particularly about Donald Trump. She even faced a harassment campaign led by followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which led her to take a break from the platform in March.

But her past tweets have been recently re-examined in the wake of The Daily Beast's May profile of Courtney Stodden, which reflected on Teigen's harassment of the young person who became a media obsession when they married a 50-year-old.

Teigen also once called nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis "cocky" and tweeted that Lindsay Lohan might add "slits to her wrists when she sees Emma Stone."

On Monday, she posted a lengthy note on Medium, admitting to "poking fun" at celebrities to get attention on Twitter and apologized for what she called "horrible tweets."

"I've apologized publicly to one person, but there are others - and more than just a few - who I need to say I'm sorry to," she wrote in the Medium post. "I'm in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted."

As Teigen continues her road to mending relationships with those she's feuded online, here's a look at her history of Twitter bullying allegations and online spats with other celebrities.

2011: Jay Mohr

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Teigen's first major online feud was with "Saturday Night Live" actor and comedian Jay Mohr in 2011, after she seemingly made fun of his newborn son's name.

"Nikki Cox and Jay Mohr named their son Meredith," she wrote in the since-deleted tweet, as reported by Newsweek. "Their son, Meredith. Meredith is their son's name. The name of their son is Meredith."

Mohr responded: "Why are you even NEAR me? Take your skank ass somewhere where guys like six's in bikinis. Matt Leinert wouldn't sleep w you."

The 35-year-old supermodel commented back saying, "What do you count as 'making fun of your sons name'?? Saying it's feminine? It is. BIG DEAL."

Then, Mohr shot back with a personal dig and wrote, "Tell John to stop texting my wife. He put on a great show in Irvine. No, it's fact. JL texted my wife for well over a year. We used it to get free tix in Irvine. Check his phone."

Teigen did not respond to Mohr's tweet.

February 2013: Quvenzhané Wallis

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In 2013, Quvenzhané Wallis was only nine years old when she received a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards for her role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

According to Newsweek, Teigen said in since-deleted tweets, "Is it okay to call a small child cocky?" She added, "I am forced to like Quvenzhané Wallis because she's a child right? Okay fine."

Teigen's comments were immediately met with backlash, and The Onion, a satire website, published a tweet based on Teigen's comments.

"Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c***, right?" the website wrote in a tweet they later deleted and apologized for.

Teigen did not publicly apologize to Wallis. A representative for Wallis did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

January 2015: Katie Cassidy

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Katie Cassidy, an actress known for her role on the CW's "Arrow," got into a Twitter spat with Teigen in 2015.

The fight began when Cassidy questioned the skills of Fox News sportscaster Erin Andrews after a postgame interview during a Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers game. Andrews interviewed Richard Sherman, a former cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, which Cassidy's "Arrow" costar Stephen Amell tweeted about. "@Erinandrews should ask Richard Sherman why he stayed on the field while he's a physical liability."

Cassidy replied to Amell's tweet, saying, "Seriously, why isn't she doing her job?" Teigen then responded with a definition of the word job and said, "alt: what @ErinAndrews has. 2nd alt: What you don't have. Bye!"

The two were then embroiled in a back and forth exchange. Cassidy said, "God Bless" to Teigen and Andrews, prompting Teigen to respond with "didn't sneeze but thank you."

Cassidy doubled down and said, "no, but God should bless her." Teigen commented back and said, "Oh, so now we're being holy???" to which Cassidy replied by saying, "We always have been welcome to the party!"

The feud came to an end when Teigen tweeted, "I'll take you seriously when you don't simultaneously talk s--- and preach the gospel." Cassidy responded, "I'm sorry u have negativity inside u. Can't be healthy. 2 be clear, not s- talking. But interesting u took it that way."

Cassidy did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

May 2020: Alison Roman

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"Cravings" author Chrissy Teigen and food columnist Alison Roman. Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic/Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

During a conversation with the New Consumer last year, New York Times food writer Alison Roman accused Teigen of running a "content farm" and called Marie Kondo a sellout.

"What Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me. She had a successful cookbook. And then it was like: Boom, line at Target," Roman said in the viral interview.

She continued, "Boom, now she has an Instagram page that has over a million followers where it's just, like, people running a content farm for her. That horrifies me and it's not something that I ever want to do. I don't aspire to that."

Teigen responded to Roman's comments in a tweet that said, "This is a huge bummer and hit me hard. I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social and praised her in interviews. I even signed on to executive produce the very show she talks about doing in this article."

She continued to defend her cookbook and her cookware line, saying, "Cravings isn't a 'machine' or 'farmed content' - it's me and 2 other women."

Roman later apologized via Twitter and wrote, "I sent an email but also wanted to say here that I'm genuinely sorry I caused you pain with what I said."

May 2021: Courtney Stodden

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In May, The Daily Beast published a profile centered around Courtney Stodden, a model, in which Stodden referenced how Teigen bullied them on Twitter in 2011 and 2012. Stodden uses "they" and "them" pronouns.

They told the Daily Beast, "She 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.'"

Teigen apologized to Stodden in a Twitter thread on May 12.

"Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls--- in front of the entire world," she started the thread saying, "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."

Teigen also said in the thread that she tried to contact Stodden, which Stodden denied in an Instagram post uploaded on May 12.

"I accept her apology and forgive her," they wrote. "But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private. In fact, she blocked me on Twitter."

Stodden said Teigen's apology felt "like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her 'wokeness' is a broken record."

After Stodden's statements about the messages they got from Teigen, Twitter users began to demand public apologies for other celebrities whom Teigen negatively tweeted about, including Wallis.

June 2021: Farrah Abrahams

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Twitter users have recently demanded an apology from Teigen for tweets about the former "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham.

"Farrah Abraham now thinks she is pregnant from her sex tape," Page Six reported Teigen tweeted in 2013. "In other news, you're a whore, and everyone hates you whoops, not other news sorry."

Teigen continued in a separate tweet, "How is calling out a willing (lied-as-leaked) sex tape participant who hired paps to photo her buying preg tests this AM slut-shaming?"

She was met with backlash to her tweet and responded by saying, "Wow. Amazed to see the outrage behind calling a staged leaked sex tape chick from teen mom exactly what she is. go on with your bad selves."

Following Teigen's Medium post on Monday, Abrahams uploaded her own Medium post. "As you're asking yourself 'Did Chrissy ever apologize to Farrah,' hypocritically as such at this time no she has not," Abrahams wrote.

She continued, "An apology may be due to me only in Chrissy's eyes but as a mother, there's also an apology due to my child who has to witness the aftermath of remarks publicly that not only affects her mom but her."

June 2021: Michael Costello

On Monday, designer Michael Costello said in an Instagram post that he was left with "a deep, unhealed trauma" after being bullied by Teigen in 2014.

The same day as Teigen published her Medium post, Costello said on Instagram that he is still "traumatized, depressed," and has suicidal thoughts.

Costello said that Teigen had accused him of being racist after an unverified comment that purported to show him using the "n-word" circulated on social media. Instagram later found the comment was photoshopped, according to BuzzFeed.

In screenshots posted on Instagram by Costello, an account that purportedly belonged to Teigen said, "racist people like you deserve to suffer and die. You might as well be dead. Your career is over, just watch."

"When I reached out to Chrissy Teigen to communicate that I was the victim of a vindictive cyber slander, and that everything she thought I was is not who I am, she told me that my career was over and that all my doors will be shut from there on," Costello wrote.

A representative for Teigen did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on Tuesday.

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