Chrissy Teigen, a model and television star, recently landed a voice-over role in the Netflix original series Never Have I Ever. She has now left the Mindy Kaling production in the wake of reported bullying charges. Courtney Stodden, a model and reality TV star, is said to have gotten into an online spat with the model.
According to a show spokesman, Teigen, 35, has opted out of a guest vocal part in one episode of the second season, which launches in July. The role will likely be recast. The model has been silent about her departure. Her involvement in Never Have I Ever, a coming-of-age drama based on Kaling’s childhood, had been reported but never confirmed.
The news comes three weeks after she publicly apologized for bullying Stodden, 26, 10 years after the influencer and model rose to fame following their controversial 2011 marriage at age 16 to then 50-year-old LOST star Doug Hutchinson. Teigen made her comments two days after The Daily Beast posted an interview with Stodden, who has since divorced the actor and recently got engaged to their current boyfriend, in which they detailed some of the cookbook author’s past cruel messages. Teigen’s alleged bullying of Courtney Stodden occurred a decade after Stodden married actor Doug Hutchison when they were 16, and he was 50 years old. Teigen sent them private messages with harsh language such as “I can’t wait for you to die,” Stodden said in an interview.
On May 12, she tweeted, “Not many individuals are blessed enough to be held accountable for all their prior bulls—t in front of the entire world.” “I’m ashamed and saddened by who I used to be. I was an insecure troll who craved attention. I’m ashamed and embarrassed by my actions, but it’s nothing in comparison to how I made Courtney feel.”
“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.” Says Stodden. Teigen’s Cravings cookware line was reportedly no longer available at Target after she apologized. “We formed the joint decision in December to no longer carry the cookware line, given our continued focus on products we design and that can only be purchased at Target,” a Target official told Fox Business at the time. Target, on the other hand, continues to deliver her recipes.
The premise of the show Never Have I Ever follows a first-generation Indian American teen girl as she navigates high school while grieving the death of her father. The role would be re-cast, according to a show representative.