For most of us, Chrissy Teigen's social media presence is a source of great joy—from her classic clapbacks and commentary to the adorable photos she shares of her two children with husband John Legend.
But now Teigen is once again speaking out about online harassment aimed at her, and explaining it's why she recently deleted around 60,000 tweets. Basically, there is a segment of the internet that has convinced itself that Teigen (and Legend) are connected to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently awaiting trial for alleged sex crimes connected to Epstein. There are some who claim (without evidence) that Teigen appears on one of Epstein's flight logs to the island where he allegedly trafficked young women.
“I actually deleted 60,000 tweets because I cannot fucking STAND you idiots anymore and I’m worried for my family. Finding me talking about toddlers and tiaras in 2013 and thinking you’re some sort of fucking operative,” Teigen responded to one person making such allegations.
Teigen is thinking about leaving Twitter completely. “If Twitter doesn't do something about this actually scary harassment, I am gonna have to go,” she wrote on July 14.
“I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today, and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the ‘Just ignore them, they’re just trolls,’” she continued in a Twitter thread. “Anyhow, I’ll do my best to stop entertaining them. They have definitely been living for this and have zeroed in on ONLY me. Thank u to EVERYONE for helping me, in and out of the dm’s. People I’ve never met have been so, so kind and huge thank you to @yashar especially.”
The “Yashar” Chrissy Teigen is referring to is journalist Yashar Ali, who gave his perspective on what his friend has been dealing with in a Twitter thread of his own.
Twitter has yet to comment publicly on the situation.
This post may be updated as new information becomes available.
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