Chrissy Teigen accused of ‘pushing Cameroonian singer Dencia TWICE’ at 2016 Grammy Awards and ‘yanked phone out of assistant’s hands’… as John Legend comes to her defense
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Teigen who have so far been unavailable for comment.
Denica, 33, – real name Reprudencia Sonkey – has made the claims in an interview with The Sun amid Chrissy’s growing cyberbullying scandal where she once told Courtney Stodden to commit suicide in past tweets from 2011.
Fight? Chrissy Teigen accused of ‘pushing Cameroonian singer Dencia TWICE’ at 2016 Grammy Awards and ‘yanked phone out of assistant’s hands’ (pictured at the event)
The singer claims Chrissy became ‘aggressive over a misunderstanding’ at the music event in Los Angeles, alleging: ‘My assistant at the time took his phone out to record a video of me as I walked the carpet. Chrissy literally yanked his phone out of his hand and said, ‘Don’t record me!”‘
Denica claims that Chrissy, who was pregnant at the time, was not in the phone’s view and alleges that she did not know who the model was.
The singer then alleges that Chrissy ‘pushed’ her as she arrived on the red carpet and then pushed her again minutes later.
Got her back: The allegations comes after Chrissy’s husband leaped to her defense on Friday, breaking his silence over recent claims from Project Runway star Michael Costello
Support: On Friday, John Legend hit back at Michael Costello’s claims of bullying
‘She pushed me when I got off the carpet after them! I almost fell flat on my face,’ she claims.
The allegations comes after Chrissy’s husband leaped to her defense on Friday, breaking his silence over recent claims from Project Runway star Michael Costello.
John tweeted: ‘Chrissy apologized for her public tweets, but after her apology, Mr Costello fabricated a DM exchange between them. This exchange was made up, completely fake, never happened.’
Adding: ‘Honestly I don’t know why anyone would fake DMs to insert themselves in this narrative, but that’s what happened.’
The latest: Reps for Chrissy Teigen, 35, on Thursday said that a series of direct messages designer Michael Costello, 38, posted online, claiming to be from the model, are not authentic
Chrissy’s team has alleged that the 2014 Instagram direct messages between Michael and the model that he shared earlier this week are either fake, or had at least been manipulated.
Teigen’s rep told Business Insider that the DMs – which the fashion designer, 38, said Teigen, 35, sent him in 2014 – had aesthetic inconsistencies with the timeframe of the alleged communications.
Costello took to Instagram Monday saying that Teigen – based on a faulty belief that he had posted racist messages online – torpedoed his fashion career and left him with suicidal ideations, after taunting him in DMs.
A rep for Teigen told Business Insider that there was manipulation in the messages Costello put online earlier this week
Backstory: Costello said that Teigen tormented him amid a misunderstanding that he had used a racial slur online, which he denied, and tried to explain to her at the time to no avail
Meanwhile, Costello’s team told DailyMail.com on Thursday: ‘The fact that Chrissy Teigen’s team is desperately trying to prove the DM’s are fake and attempts to discredit Michael Costello, a victim of trauma and bullying by Chrissy Teigen both online and offline, confirms that she remains the same bully, despite her public apology.’
The statement added: ‘Michael Costello is only one of the many victims who are living with long-lasting, unhealed traumas from Chrissy Teigen’s decade-long bullying behavior.
‘Chrissy Teigen’s team has yet to reach out to us, or any of her other victims.’