Do you remember Pizzagate?
Here's a quick refresher.
In 2016, white supremacist conspiracy theorists began spreading the false rumor that Hillary Clinton and several high ranking democratic officials were operating a child trafficking ring out of a pizza parlor called Comet Ping Pong.
As proof, they disseminated emails from Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, speculating that phrases in them such as "pizza" referred to underage girls, while "cheese pizza" referred to pedophiles, "ice cream" to male prostitutes and "hotdog stand in Hawaii" to sex trafficking.
A timeline of the pizzagate fake news conspiracy, which has now roped in @johnlegend & @chrissyteigen… https://t.co/7nfKTsFE2f— billboard (@billboard)1514932819.0
#Qanon #FollowTheWhiteRabbit #TheStorm #PizzaGate Important Dates to Mark on the Calendar: 1/4/18 1/10/18 1/20/18 https://t.co/fHNHqk5q6P— şierra whişkee™ (@şierra whişkee™)1514805641.0
Alright. I debated saying something about this but I’m pretty disturbed over here. The fact that there are people w… https://t.co/tokYxN2mIa— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1514676892.0
Then she expressed her fears about the situation:
...apparently dressing my daughter as Alice in Wonderland and a hot dog and having a pizza emoji on Snapchat has to do with pizzagate and being uhhhh darksided. Holy shit That thread is wild. Enjoy.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 30, 2017
Crokin, meanwhile, was not dissuaded from her nefarious activities, and continued bashing the celebrity to her followers.
Yeah yeah it’s “just Twitter" but I’m pretty sure this *sick* person is saying we are darksided pizzagate pedophiles who traffic our daughter. Ummmmm this is really scary shit.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 30, 2017
What's not OK is trafficking kids as sex slaves which is rampant in Hollywood. Why don't you use your platform to educate people? https://t.co/KhUjd9L4L1— LIZ THE?IS HERE‼️? (@LizCrokin) December 31, 2017
Chrissy you run in circle with people who rape, torture & traffic kids. This is a fact, I expose sex trafficking for a living. https://t.co/xg3uefOWSv— LIZ THE?IS HERE‼️? (@LizCrokin) December 31, 2017
Thank you, Twitter, for verifying somebody who is esentially accusing me (with pictures of my daughter) of child ab… https://t.co/nhzp9rRE35— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1514677816.0
Twitter just unverified my account thanks to @chrissyteigenThat's OK cuz I care more about saving kids than I do about a blue checkmark! — LIZ THE?IS HERE‼️? (@LizCrokin) December 31, 2017
He further posted a thread which explained matters for the uninitiated.
You need to take my family’s name out of your mouth before you get sued. https://t.co/bPTwiBAs97— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 31, 2017
A THREAD! https://t.co/hqmobvDsaj— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 31, 2017
You lead people to believe WE were endangering our child. Trafficking OUR child. You posted photos OF MY child... Don’t backtrack now and say we ‘run with’ pedophiles. I am taking this FAR, Liz. Your s*** ends here... I don’t care HOW you backtrack or WHAT you deleted. I have it ALL. I’m the last person you are f***ing with. You are DONE with me and my family. You are going to court... You have been f***ing with too many people for too f***ing long with NO regard for your words and NO consequences. I’m the LAST. It’s OVER. [sic]"