's guest appearance on Netflix
's "Never Have I Ever
" has been canceled following revelations that the model and cookbook author once bullied and harassed a teenage Courtney Stodden
Teigen was scheduled to narrate an episode of the second season of the coming-of-age comedy-drama, which premieres in July, and her part had already been taped, but a show spokesperson told Vulture that Teigen "decided to step away from the guest role" and is "expected to be recast."
Although no official reason for Teigen's departure has been given, every news
outlet that has covered the story has noted that it comes on the heels of Stodden's description of previous harassment from Teigen.
Stodden, who came out as non-binary in April
, rose to prominence at the age of 16 after marrying actor Doug Hutchison, who was 50 at the time. Stodden, now 26, has since claimed that Hutchison was verbally abusive and that they felt "groomed" and "taken advantage of." The couple divorced last year.
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However, when the marriage first made headlines in 2011, the media
largely made Stodden the punchline of cruel jokes
focused on their age, appearance, and clothing. Stodden described the vitriol they received from the press, the general public, and celebrities
including Teigen in a May interview
with The Daily Beast.
They claimed Teigen would message them privately and tell them to commit suicide
or say things like, "I can't wait for you to die."
Teigen publicly tweeted similar things around the same time, such as saying her "fantasy" was Stodden taking a "dirt nap" or telling Stodden to "go. to sleep
Teigen issued an apology
shortly after the Daily Beast interview, calling herself an "insecure
, attention-seeking troll" and admitting she was "ashamed and completely embarrassed" by her previous behavior.