In the resurfaced tweets from 10 years ago, she had called for Stodden, a model who was 16 at the time, to commit suicide.
Teigen’s Cravings cookware line was subsequently dropped from Macy’s, Target and Bloomingdales, and she was pushed out of a voice role for Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever.
“There’s no justification for my behaviour. I’m not a victim here. The subjects of your sympathy – and mine – should be those I put down,” she said.
“The truth is, I’m no longer the person who wrote those horrible things. I grew up, got therapy, got married, had kids, got more therapy, experienced loss and pain, got more therapy and experienced more life. And got more therapy,” added the 35-year-old, who married singer John Legend in 2013 and has two children.
Last September, she shared in her typical no-holds-barred manner the loss of her third child at 20 weeks after a challenging pregnancy and not being able to have another baby.
She concluded: “We are all more than our worst moments.”
“I won’t ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance. I ask that you allow me, as I promise to allow you, to own past mistakes and be given the opportunity to seek self improvement and change. Phew. A lot, I know. Thanks for listening.”