Michael Costello apologizes to Leona Lewis after she said he "humiliated" her at a 2014 fashion show

Michael Costello apologizes to Leona Lewis after she said he "humiliated" her at a 2014 fashion show

The 36-year-old told her experience working with the designer in a charity fashion show.  

The drama continues! The designer Michael Costello apologized to Leona Lewis after she said that the designer "refused" to make a dress for her at a charity fashion event in 2014. Check out what he said here!

The 38-year-old designer took his Instagram Stories to share his apology to the "Bleeding Love" singer. According to him, everything was a misunderstanding. The controversy comes after Michael accused Chrissy Teigen of "bullied" him in the past.

See here Michael's full letter to Lewis below:

DEAR LEONA,

HELLO. IT’S MICHAEL. I REACHED OUT TO YOU DIRECTLY IN AN INSTAGRAM DM AFTER SEEING YOUR INSTAGRAM STORIES, BUT I HAVE YET TO HEAR FROM YOU. GIVEN THAT YOU HAVE PUBLICLY SHARED YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH ME ON INSTAGRAM WITHOUT COMING TO ME PRIVATELY FIRST, I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RESPOND TO YOU HERE AS I TRIED REACHING OUT TO YOU PRIVATELY WITHOUT MUCH LUCK.

I WAS REALLY SURPRISED TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE WITH ME FROM THE GO RED WOMEN CHARITY EVENT IN 2014. I FLEW TO NEW YORK JUST TO FIT YOU, AND WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE FITTING. I FANGIRLED OVER YOU AND TOLD YOU HOW MUCH I LOVED YOUR SONGS. YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL WOMAN I KNOW. WE TOOK PHOTOS AND I LEFT OPTIONS OF DRESSES FOR YOU WITH THE CHARITY.

YOU TOLD ME YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE DRESSES, SO MUCH SO THAT EVEN AFTER THAT EVENT IN 2014, YOU CONTINUE TO WEAR AND POST ME ON YOUR OWN IG IN 2015. [SWIPE LEFT) YOUR TEAM HAS CONTINUOUSLY REACHED OUT TO ME TO PULL CUSTOM LOOKS FOR YOU, WHICH I WAS HAPPY TO CREATE. THE MOST RECENT REQUEST I RECEIVED FROM YOU WAS MAY 17, 2021. [SWIPE LEFT)

AFTERWARDS, YOU EVEN INVITED ME PERSONALLY TO FIT YOU IN LOS ANGELES. I REMEMBER HAVING A BRIEF CONVERSATION, COMPLIMENTING YOU ON YOUR HORSES AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME.

I DON’T TAKE ACCUSATIONS OF BODY SHAMING LIGHTLY, AS I HAVE BUILD A CAREER AS CELEBRATING DIVERSE WOMEN OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES. BUT IF I DID UNINTENTIONALLY HURT YOU AND YOU CONTINUED TO SUPPORT ME, I WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO YOU DIRECTLY. THIS CAUGHT ME BY SURPRISE, I AM COMPLETELY BLINDSIDED, AS YOU HAVE ALWAYS LOOKED FABULOUS IN MY GOWNS, AND I THOUGHT YOU TRULY LOVED THEM.

PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF YOUR INSTAGRAM STORIES CAUGHT ME BY SURPRISE. YOU HAVE NEVER INDICATED TO ME HOW YOU FELT, AND YOU’VE CONTINUOUSLY WORN ME, TAGGED ME, AND HAD YOUR TEAM REACH OUT TO REQUEST FOR MORE DRESSES… AS RECENT AS LAST MONTH.

I HAVE LOST TONS OF OPPORTUNITIES, SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, AND I’M NOT IN A GOOD MENTAL STATE OF MIND. I WISH YOU SPOKE TO ME DIRECTLY INSTEAD OF ON INSTAGRAM, ESPECIALLY WHEN I AM AT MY MOST VULNERABLE MOMENT. AFTER YEARS OF TRAUMA AND GETTING BLACKLISTED WITH RECEIPTS SHOWN TO ME BY MY FRIENDS AND ALLIES, I HAVE BEEN SUICIDAL AND OFTEN FEEL NO PURPOSE TO LIVE.

I PRAY YOUR INTENTIONS ARE PURE, AND THAT YOU’RE NOT ACTING RECKLESSLY IN AN ATTEMPT TO SMEAR ME AND ALL THE DRESSES I CREATED FOR YOU TO SAVE A FRIEND. IF YOU WERE IN MY POSITION, I’M SURE YOU WOULD EQUALLY BE AS SHOCKED. SOMEONE WHO HAS CONTINUOUSLY REACHED OUT TO ASK FOR MORE DRESSES, SOMEONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED YOU, WORN YOU, TAGGED YOU, ALL OF A SUDDEN COMES OUT AND SAY THAT YOU HURT THEM 7 YEARS AGO.

IF I HAVE HURT YOU IN 2014, AND FOR WHATEVER REASON, YOU’VE CONTINUED TO WEAR ME AND SUPPORT ME, PLEASE. I WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO YOU. ALL OF THIS IS VERY SHOCKING FOR ME TO HEAR BECAUSE YOU’VE CONTINUED TO WEAR ME, TAG ME, AND ASKED FOR ANOTHER DRESS EVEN LAST MONTH.

WHENEVER YOU’RE READY, I’M HERE. LET’S HAVE A HEART-TO-HEART CONVERSATION. @LEONALEWIS

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