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Courtney Stodden Praises Jason Biggs After He Apologizes for Past Tweets

Newsweek logo Newsweek 7/16/2021 Ryan Smith
Courtney Stodden, Jason Biggs posing for a photo: Courtney Stodden (L) has shared a private message from Jason Biggs (R), in which he apologized for past tweets directed at Stodden. © Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Courtney Stodden (L) has shared a private message from Jason Biggs (R), in which he apologized for past tweets directed at Stodden.

Courtney Stodden has praised Jason Biggs, after the actor sent them a private message to apologize for his past tweets directed at them.

Stodden, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, shared the message from the American Pie actor on Twitter on Thursday night.

"Hi Courtney- I wanted to drop you a note to say that I'm sorry for any tweet that I made in the past that may have hurt your feelings," read the message from Biggs, 43. "They were meant as jokes- but they were at your expense, and knowing how you feel, that makes them not funny at all.

"I am trying my best these days to live a clean and sober life, one in which I make good and healthy decisions- and that means taking accountability for the bad decisions I've made in the past. I wish you nothing but the best and happiness and success always."

By sharing the message with their Twitter followers, Stodden, 26, appeared to take a swipe at Chrissy Teigen—who came under fire in May this year for 2011 tweets about Stodden's marriage, at the age of 16, to 50-year-old actor Doug Hutchison.

"This is what a personal apology looks like," Stodden captioned the Biggs screenshot. "Everyone makes mistakes but not everyone takes real accountability. Jason, I felt this. I wish you love and immense success to you and your family @JasonBiggs."

Although Teigen, 35, has shared public apologies for her tweets, Stodden has criticized the model, claiming she failed to contact them privately.

On May 12, Stodden shared a screenshot of a notification that Teigen had blocked them, writing on Instagram: "I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private.

"In fact, she blocked me on Twitter. All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her 'wokeness' is a broken record."

In an interview with The Daily Beast published in May, Stodden said of Teigen: "She wouldn't just publicly tweet about wanting me to take 'a dirt nap' but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Things like, 'I can't wait for you to die.'"

Also on May 12, shortly before Stodden's Instagram comments about being blocked by the model, Teigen wrote on Twitter that she was "mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior.

"I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize," she added. "I'm so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am."

Teigen also addressed her past actions in a Medium blog post published in June, writing: "There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn't deserve them. No one does.

"Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor. I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry."

Teigen wrote in the Medium post that she had "more than just a few" other people to apologize to and was contacting the individuals concerned privately.

She added: "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."

On Wednesday, Teigen opened up about her battle with depression as she continues to navigate the fallout from her social media activity.

She wrote on Instagram: "[It] just feels so weird to pretend nothing happened in this online world but feel like utter s*** in real life. Going outside sucks and doesn't feel right, being at home alone with my mind makes my depressed head race. But I do know that however I'm handling this now isn't the right answer.

"I feel lost and need to find my place again, I need to snap out of this, I desperately wanna communicate with you guys instead of pretending everything is okay. I'm not used to any other way!! Cancel club is a fascinating thing and I have learned a whollllle lot."

Chrissy Teigen posing for the camera: Chrissy Teigen has publicly apologized for tweets directed at Courtney Stodden in 2011. Amanda Edwards/WireImage © Amanda Edwards/WireImage Chrissy Teigen has publicly apologized for tweets directed at Courtney Stodden in 2011. Amanda Edwards/WireImage

She went on: "Only a few understand it and it's impossible to know til you're in it. And it's hard to talk about it in that sense because obviously you sound whiney when you've clearly done something wrong. It just sucks. There is no winning. But there never is here anyhow.

"All I know is I love you guys, I miss you guys, and I just needed an honest moment with you because I'm just...tired of being sick with myself all day. I don't even know if it's good to say any of this because it's gonna get brutally picked apart but I dunno. I can't do this silent s*** anymore!"

She added: "If you or someone you know has also been cancelled please let me know if there is a cancel club reunion because I could use some time off my couch! Thank u and goodbye I love u."

Doug Hutchison, Courtney Stodden posing for the camera: Courtney Stodden was mocked online after marrying Doug Hutchison (L) at the age of 16 in 2011, while the actor was 50. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images © Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Courtney Stodden was mocked online after marrying Doug Hutchison (L) at the age of 16 in 2011, while the actor was 50. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

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