Michael Costello Accused of Sexually Harassing Makeup Artist Who Was Going Through Chemo

Makeup artist Jordan Liberty is opening up about his expertise with dressmaker Michael Costello, who he says sexually harassed him whereas he was going by means of chemotherapy.
Jordan went on his Instagram Stories on Tuesday (June 15) to talk out towards manufacturers who’re utilizing LGBTQ+ expertise to advertise their merchandise throughout Pride Month with out correct compensation. He additionally introduced up how Michael simply referred to as out Chrissy Teigen and determined to share his personal story with the designer.
“Oh, by the best way, Michael Costello referred to as out Chrissy Teigen this week for cyber bullying and has everyone pissed at her. Meanwhile, he sexually harassed me whereas I used to be going by means of chemotherapy. The gloves are off as we speak,” Jordan stated within the movies.
Jordan continued speaking for practically 10 minutes about his expertise with Michael and the impact that him and different manufacturers have had on him.
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“I actually really consider in doing the correct factor and talking up for myself. It’s one thing that I’ve gone by means of loads of remedy to do. I’m definitely not a sufferer of any scenario, however these conditions must be referred to as out and I believe as we speak I used to be simply so triggered, not solely by the information of Michael Costello enjoying the sufferer card, however you already know, these manufacturers in my DM,” Jordan stated.
Jordan then detailed what occurred with Michael.
“I’ve all the time been like actually bizarre about sharing the scenario with Michael,” he stated. “Remember when Me Too occurred? I truly shared a narrative and I talked about an L.A. designer. That was who it was. And I believe it’s taken me like three or 4 years to truly even really feel snug speaking about it. And I don’t suppose he even acknowledges how unhealthy the scenario was. I truly tried to achieve out to him possibly six months or a yr in the past. And I simply stated, I, you already know, I don’t know in the event you bear in mind the scenario, however I’d identical to to get some readability on, you already know what led to that.”
Jordan continued, “I’m lumping him into this example as a result of he does personal an organization and he does have a specific amount of energy. And I discover that some of these model house owners after they get some type of energy, they suppose they’re doing folks a favor, even after they’re being inappropriate. I’m simply going to inform the story of that.”
“So Michael Costello slid into my DMs. We’ve truly met, I believe at Coachella for like two seconds, however it was a whirlwind. And that’s the one time that I’ve ever truly been in his presence. And he slid into my DMS and he was like, ‘I really like your work, you’re so proficient.’ And I used to be going by means of chemo on the time and I used to be, you guys, you already know, I used to be very open about that. It was no secret. And so he despatched a message again and I stated, ‘thanks a lot, I actually admire that, blah, blah.’ And you already know, we’re simply altering pleasantries. He goes, ‘do you ever shoot trend?’ And I used to be like, ‘Mhm. Oh yeah completely.’ I despatched him over some of my work and he goes, ‘This is completely what I’m searching for with the brand new assortment. I’d love to rent you to shoot [whatever upcoming collection was happening in fall of 2017].’”
“He’s like let’s have a gathering and I made it very clear at the moment that I used to be going by means of chemo and it’s truly actually laborious for me to get round. So, you already know no matter time we will we variety of have to love follow it. So he needed to fulfill the following day at 9am at some acai bowl place downtown. And, so proper after I settle for the assembly, simply randomly he sends me like a collage of dick pics. Not like one, like a PicStitch of like a bunch of totally different angles and I’m like, is that this man for actual? I’m no prude, however can we simply normalize like, if folks ship you footage like that with out your consent, that must be thought of a type of harassment or assault in and of itself as a result of ain’t no one attempting to see that,” Jordan stated.
“So I didn’t know what to say. And I felt instantly very uncomfortable and… I felt like I used to be put into a very uncomfortable place and I instantly felt like if I don’t reply favorably to this, it’s not going to go nicely. So once more, I attempted to simply be a human being and I wrote again and I stated, ‘Hey, pay attention, like, you already know, I’m flattered, however you already know, it’s probably not the place my thoughts is that, you already know, proper now I’m going by means of loads being, you already know, sick and um, you already know, I additionally prefer to hold issues skilled,’” Jordan stated.
He continued, “And so he like unsends the image and will get variety of like bizarre after that and the following morning rolls round and I’ve an icky feeling about it and I textual content him proper as I’m about to depart and it’s like, ‘oh I would like one other hour.’ ‘Oh can we met at 2pm.’ And then 2pm rolls round after which he doesn’t get again to me and he’s like 3:30pm. Like he stored simply variety of pushing it off, figuring out full nicely that it’s actually, actually troublesome for me to get round. So then I ended up calling him out and he stated some actually horrible issues on the telephone and the rationale that I’m not going to share the issues he stated on the telephone, as a result of they have been completely horrific, is as a result of after I was unhealthy, I’ve definitely run my mouth and stated issues that I don’t imply. Although the those who do know what he stated stated it was most likely the worst factor you possibly can say to anyone. But, he principally like was horrifying to me. Hung up the telephone. Blocked me. I’ve been blocked ever since.”
Jordan says he’s nonetheless hoping to get an actual apology from Michael.
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