Chrissy Teigen ‘wants an interview with Oprah Winfrey to save her reputation’

Chrissy Teigen is reportedly hoping that Oprah Winfrey can work her magic with a tell-all interview to help save her reputation amid her growing cyber-bullying scandal.

Sources told Rob Shuter’s Naughty But Nice podcast that while Chrissy, 35, is ‘being advised to go into hiding and lay low’ the wife of John Legend allegedly is plotting a sit-down chat with Oprah.

‘Chrissy is in talks with Oprah to do a Meghan Markle sit-down type interview and tell her truth,’ a source has claimed. ‘Chrissy is a fighter and believes that she is such an excellent communicator that there isn’t a mess she can’t talk her way out of!’ 

Teigen wrote a blog post to apologize for her past bullying tweets including one which told then-16-year-old Courtney Stodden to commit suicide. 

Can Oprah save Chrissy? Teigen 'wants an interview with Winfrey to save her reputation' amid growing cyber-bullying scandal

Can Oprah save Chrissy? Teigen 'wants an interview with Winfrey to save her reputation' amid growing cyber-bullying scandal

Sit-down chat: Oprah is pictured above in February last year

Sit-down chat: Oprah is pictured above in February last year

Can Oprah save Chrissy? Teigen ‘wants an interview with Winfrey to save her reputation’ amid growing cyber-bullying scandal

DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Teigen to comment.

The sources add: ‘Every news outlet in the world has contacted Chrissy about getting her first on-camera interview, but Oprah is her first choice. If Oprah can forgive Chrissy, then so can the nation.’ 

Meanwhile, Teigen’s mea culpa this week has only only served to cause more controversy, after Project Runway’s Michael Costello came forward to say he had ‘thoughts of suicide’ after alleged bullying from the star. 

The 35-year-old model took to Medium on Monday morning to write a lengthy post in which she admitted to being a ‘troll’ and an ‘a**hole’ while insisting that she is ‘no longer that person.’

She has come under fire in recent weeks for cruel posts on Twitter aimed at Stodden, Lindsay Lohan, Quvenzhané Wallis, and others.

Teigen began by writing: 'Hi all. It has been a VERY humbling few weeks.'

Teigen began by writing: 'Hi all. It has been a VERY humbling few weeks.'

Teigen began by writing: ‘Hi all. It has been a VERY humbling few weeks.’

 

 

'I won't ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance,' Teigen wrote

'I won't ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance,' Teigen wrote

‘I won’t ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance,’ Teigen wrote

In 2011, Teigen published a barrage of tweets telling then-16-year-old Stodden, who had just married 50-year-old actor Doug Hutchison, to ‘go to sleep forever’.

Stodden said this was only part of the picture, saying Teigen would also ‘privately DM me and tell me to kill myself.’ 

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 Wallis as ‘cocky’ and called Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, then 21, a ‘wh***’.  

Teigen apologized to Stodden last month, but the television personality, who identifies as non-binary, questioned the sincerity of the apology. 

Teigen has been the target of backlash since abusive tweets by the star, originally made in 2011, resurfaced online, including one that urged then 16-year-old TV personality Courtney Stodden (pictured above in 2019), who identifies as non-binary, to kill themselves

Teigen has been the target of backlash since abusive tweets by the star, originally made in 2011, resurfaced online, including one that urged then 16-year-old TV personality Courtney Stodden (pictured above in 2019), who identifies as non-binary, to kill themselves

Teigen has been the target of backlash since abusive tweets by the star, originally made in 2011, resurfaced online, including one that urged then 16-year-old TV personality Courtney Stodden (pictured above in 2019), who identifies as non-binary, to kill themselves

Lindsay Lohan was also the subject of an insensitive post by Teigen. A tweet from January 2011 read: 'Lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone'

Lindsay Lohan was also the subject of an insensitive post by Teigen. A tweet from January 2011 read: 'Lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone'

Lindsay Lohan was also the subject of an insensitive post by Teigen. A tweet from January 2011 read: ‘Lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone’

Earlier this month, Abraham, 30, said Teigen needs professional help over her ‘highly disturbing’ past tweets, and calls her an ‘unfit person in society.’

‘It’s really just a pathetic statement after someone has gone to therapy publicly for sex shaming, working through my own depression, bereavement, and vulnerabilities at that time,’ Abraham told Fox News

In her Medium post, Teigen wrote that she plans to reach out personally to the other celebrities she insulted.

Relentless: In one tweet Teigen told the non-binary reality star to 'take a dirt nap,' which is slang for death

Relentless: In one tweet Teigen told the non-binary reality star to 'take a dirt nap,' which is slang for death

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

Hatred: In another tweet she told Stodden 'I hate you,' and insinuated that drugs must be responsible for her affected speech

Hatred: In another tweet she told Stodden ‘I hate you,’ and insinuated that drugs must be responsible for her affected speech

'Lindsay [Lohan] adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone,' read the tweet dated January 16 2011

'Lindsay [Lohan] adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone,' read the tweet dated January 16 2011

‘Lindsay [Lohan] adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone,’ read the tweet dated January 16 2011

'Lindsay [Lohan] adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone,' read the tweet dated January 16 2011

'Lindsay [Lohan] adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone,' read the tweet dated January 16 2011

‘Lindsay [Lohan] adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone,’ read the tweet dated January 16 2011

Amid the backlash, Teigen has been dropped by several companies, including Safely, the cleaning brand she founded with Kris Jenner; Macy’s; Target; and Bloomingdale’s. 

The large retailers have removed her line of Cravings cookware from its shelves. Teigen has also pulled out of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever. 

Teigen was slated to be one of the guest narrators for the series, co-created by Mindy Kaling, but is exiting the gig amid the fallout following her cyberbullying scandal.

Row: Farrah Abraham has called Chrissy Teigen an 'unfit person in society' and tells her to 'get therapy'

Row: Farrah Abraham has called Chrissy Teigen an 'unfit person in society' and tells her to 'get therapy'

Apology: Teigen, 35, pictured in 2019, has issued a full apology for her past behaviour on Twitter

Apology: Teigen, 35, pictured in 2019, has issued a full apology for her past behaviour on Twitter

Row: Farrah Abraham calls Chrissy Teigen an ‘unfit person in society’ and tells her to ‘get therapy’… after she called Teen Mom star a ‘w***e’ in past 2013 tweets amid cyberbullying scandal

Vitriolic: Teigen shared this tweet about Farrah in 2013

Vitriolic: Teigen shared this tweet about Farrah in 2013

Vitriolic: Teigen shared this tweet about Farrah in 2013

Teigen began by writing: ‘Hi all. It has been a VERY humbling few weeks. 

‘I know I’ve been quiet, and lord knows you don’t want to hear about me, but I want you to know I’ve been sitting in a hole of deserved global punishment, the ultimate “sit here and think about what you’ve done”,’ the supermodel wrote.

‘Not a day, not a single moment has passed where I haven’t felt the crushing weight of regret for the things I’ve said in the past.’

Teigen has been the target of backlash since abusive tweets by the star, originally made in 2011, resurfaced online, including one that urged a then 16-year-old Stodden to kill themselves. 

Lohan was also the subject of an insensitive post by Teigen. A tweet from January 2011 read: ‘Lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone’

The tweet was shared by user @Leyton last month. 

‘I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry,’ Teigen writes in her Medium post from Monday.

She added: ‘There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn’t deserve them. No one does. 

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

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

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

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 last month after the scandal broke

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 last month after the scandal broke

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 last month after the scandal broke

Jaw-dropping: 'I said yes,' they gushed in the caption, adding that 'the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful'

Jaw-dropping: 'I said yes,' they gushed in the caption, adding that 'the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful'

Jaw-dropping: ‘I said yes,’ they gushed in the caption, adding that ‘the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful’

‘Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor.’ 

Teigen continued: ‘When I first started using social media, I had so much fun with it. 

‘I made jokes, random observations. Think of all the engineers, working day and night to develop this amazing new platform and technology, connecting people all over the world to learn, create, and find kindred spirits. 

‘And I used it to snark at some celebrities.’

Under fire: Teigen wrote a blog post to apologize for her past bullying tweets including one which told then-16-year-old Courtney Stodden to commit suicide

Under fire: Teigen wrote a blog post to apologize for her past bullying tweets including one which told then-16-year-old Courtney Stodden to commit suicide

Under fire: Teigen wrote a blog post to apologize for her past bullying tweets including one which told then-16-year-old Courtney Stodden to commit suicide

Teigen writes that her tweets were borne out of being ‘insecure, immature and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted.’

‘If there was a pop culture pile-on, I took to Twitter to try to gain attention and show off what I at the time believed was a crude, clever, harmless quip,’ she wrote. 

‘I thought it made me cool and relatable if I poked fun at celebrities.’ 

Teigen wrote that when she is now confronted with some of her past posts, ‘I cringe to my core.’

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