Zayn Malik did not dispute harassment charges in alleged dispute with Gigi and Yolanda Hadid
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Malik, 28, was indicted in September on four harassment cases, according to citation files and mailed plea files obtained by CNN.
In summons filed in a Pennsylvania trial court, Malik was accused of making “obscene, lascivious, threatening or obscene words” to Yolanda Hadid, Gigi Hadid (identified in court documents as Jelena Hadid) and John McMahon, whom TMZ identified as a vigilante.
The former One Direction singer has also been accused of physically injuring Yolanda Hadid, with a quote indicating that Malik “grabbed her and pushed her into a dresser causing mental anguish and physical pain.”
Yolanda Hadid is perhaps best known as the former actress on the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reality series.
In his postal plea, Malik wrote in “Nolo,” short for “Nolo Contendere” (no dispute) in response to all the charges, but a court employee entered them as guilty pleas, noting that Malik’s pleas were not an option for the level of alleged offenses, according to court documents.
In addition to his pleas, Malik agreed to 90 days probation on each count, for a total of 360 days, and agreed to attend an anger management course. He also agreed to have no contact with Yolanda Hadid or McMahon.
In a statement shared on his official Twitter account, the “PILLOWTALK” frontman wrote that the incident “was and should always be a private matter.”
“As you all know, I am a private person and I really want to create a safe and private space for my daughter to grow up. A place where private family matters are not thrown onto the world stage for all to search and choose. apart, ”he wrote.
“In an effort to protect this space for her, I have agreed not to dispute any claims arising from an argument I had with a family member of my partner who entered our home while my partner was absent several weeks ago.
He continued: “It was and always should be a private matter, but it seems so far that there are divisions and despite my efforts to restore ourselves to a peaceful family environment that will allow me to co-parent my daughter. ‘in a way it deserves, it has been “leaked” to the press.
Malik went on to say that he “was hopeful of healing everyone involved in the harsh words being shared and, more importantly, I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves.”
Malik and Gigi Hadid welcomed their daughter Khai in September 2020.
Gigi Hadid’s rep released a statement to E! News, saying, “Gigi is only focusing on the best for Khai, she asks for confidentiality during this time.”
Yolanda Hadid has yet to publicly address the issue.
CNN has reached out to representatives for Malik, Gigi Hadid and Yolanda Hadid for further comment.
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