Courtney Stodden is calling out her ex-husband for being an alleged pedophile, and she sent the message in a viral challenge on TikTok. The 26-year-old social media star posted a video to her TikTok and Instagram account on Saturday afternoon while taking aim at controversial actor Doug Hutchison.
The former couple became infamous back on May 20, 2011, when then 51-year-old Hutchison married a 16-year-old Stodden. The two met when Stodden attended an acting class taught by “The Green Mile” star.
While showing herself in a peach bikini and gently pulling down her sunglasses, Stodden threw major shade at Hutchison by participating in the “You Think You Can Hurt Me” challenge.
“You think you can hurt my feelings? I married a 50 year old pedo when I was 16,” Stodden wrote on her TikTok.
The viral challenge began in August and is built on the premise of highlighting the adversity and moments in life that has made the person stronger.
The videos are also set to La Roux’s 2009 hit track “Bulletproof” while taking advantage of TikTok’s “Disco” effect.
Stodden has spoken out over the years about her relationship with Doug Hutchison and believes she was “groomed” to be in a marriage with him when she was just a child.
“I’ve been scared to even speak up about feeling groomed or being verbally abused during the almost 10 year marriage because I was a child and he was 50 when we married but I’m a woman now and it’s time for me to put my big girl pants on and speak on this matter,” Stodden wrote on Instagram after her divorce from Hutchison was made official.
While Stodden feels she was manipulated by the adults in her life at such a young age, she is working on moving on and has made her peace with Hutchison.
“Doug… I’ll always love you; yet I’ll always be angry. You’ve left me — a child woman, feeling belittled and confused. These things I shall overcome. I wish you well. But please don’t ever do this to another minor again. It’s not right… even if the parent signs off. Wait a respectable amount of time before marrying. Children aren’t on your level. I’ll always love you regardless. Be better. As shall I,” Stodden wrote.