Chrissy Teigen exits Mindy Kaling's Netflix show following an online bullying scandal.
Chrissy Teigen has withdrawn from a planned voice role in the Netflix comedy "Never Have I Ever" following revelations that she once bullied model and reality television personality Courtney Stodden online.
Teigen has opted out of a planned voice role in one episode of the upcoming season two of Mindy Kaling's Netflix coming-of-age comedy.
The series features guest actors providing narration for key characters.
“Never Have I Ever” follows a first-generation Indian American adolescent girl as she navigates high school while grieving the death of her father. According to a show spokesman, the role is expected to be recast.
Teigen apologized publicly on May 12 after Stodden revealed in an interview with Daily Beast that Teigen harassed them online a decade ago, shortly after Stodden married actor Doug Hutchison when they were 16 and he was 60. Stodden revealed that Teigen personally messaged them with cruel taunts such as "I can't wait for you to die."
Teigen publicly apologized to Stodden in a lengthy Twitter post in which she attempted to hold herself accountable.
“Not many people are fortunate enough to be held accountable in front of the entire world for all their previous bulls—. I'm embarrassed and saddened by who I used to be. Teigen described herself as an insecure, attention-seeking troll in a Twitter post. The host of "Lip Sync Battle" has a Twitter following of 13.5 million and an Instagram following of 34.9 million. She has not tweeted since May 12, when she issued a three-part apology. On May 11, she shared a page from one of her cook books via Instagram.
Universal Television produced "Never Have I Ever." Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, who serves as executive producer and showrunner, created the series. Kaling also serves as an executive producer alongside Howard Klein and David Miner of 3 Arts Entertainment.