UPDATE: Michael Costello has returned to his Instagram Story to put up a prolonged response to Leona Lewis‘ accusations about him. 

Within the message posted on Tuesday, June 15, the style designer wrote that he had despatched the singer an Instagram DM earlier within the day to handle her message about him alleging embarrassing her in 2014. 

“Given that you’ve got publicly shared your expertise with me on Instagram with out coming to me privately first, I’ve no selection however to answer you right here as I attempted reaching out to you privately with out a lot luck,” he shared. 

Michael wrote that he was “actually shocked to listen to about your traumatic expertise with me,” as he recalled them having a “fantastic time.” He claimed he had left gown choices for Leona again then, and that she instructed him she liked them.

He added that after her crew reached out to him in Might 2021 for a glance to put on on American Idol, Leona herself invited him to personally match her, and that he recalled them having a nice dialog. 

“You might have by no means indicated to me the way you felt, and you have constantly worn me, tagged me and had your crew attain out to me to request extra attire… As current as final month,” the designer continued. “I’ve misplaced tons of alternatives, sleepless nights and I am not in psychological way of thinking. I want you spoke to me straight as an alternative of Instagram, particularly when I’m at my most weak second.”

Michael additionally wrote, “I pray your intentions are pure, and that you just’re not appearing recklessly in an try to smear me and all of the attire I created so that you can save a buddy. Should you have been in my place, I am positive you’d equally be as shocked.”

He concluded the put up by letting Leona know he is out there for a “heart-to-heart dialog” at any time when she’s prepared.

Leona Lewis is opening up about her expertise with Michael Costello.

On Tuesday, June 15, the “Bleeding Love” singer recalled a time when she says the clothier “embarrassed” her and made her really feel “deeply harm” once they labored collectively in 2014. The British star’s accusations come simply sooner or later after Michael accused Chrissy Teigen of bullying him that very same 12 months.

Though Chrissy has publicly apologized for past resurfaced tweets and a separate bullying allegation in a letter printed on Monday, June 14, she hasn’t commented on Michael’s accusations.

Taking to Instagram Tales, Leona mentioned her previous encounter with the fashion skilled, whereas additionally expressing compassion for his psychological well being struggles after he shared that Chrissy’s alleged bullying led him to have suicidal ideas.

“I often do not converse on topics like this. However actually I really feel that I’ve to say one thing as I’ve handled years of insecurity from it,” Leona started her assertion. “I do not condone any form of bully conduct and I am sorry for what Michael Costello went by way of. I needed to share my expertise in 2014.”