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Zayn Malik Charged With Harassing Girlfriend Gigi Hadid

Zayn Malik has officially pleaded ‘no contest’ to harassing his ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid and her mother Yolanda Hadid.

Earlier this week, editors at TMZ published a report claiming that Yolanda was “seriously considering” filing a police report against the former One Direction-member after he allegedly “struck” her during a recent dispute – an allegation the British star has since denied. 

On Friday, the same reporters revealed that Malik was actually charged with four criminal offences of harassment to which he pleaded no contest.

In addition to fines commensurate with the charges, the 28-year-old singer was given 360 days probation (90 days per count), was ordered to complete an anger management class and a domestic violence program, and was ordered to have no contact with Yolanda or the security guard. 

According to legal documents, the heated argument between Zayn and Yolanda took place on September 29 at his and Gigi’s home in Pennsylvania while the model was away in Paris. 

Zayn allegedly “shoved (Yolanda) into a dresser causing mental anguish and physical pain”, called her a “f**king Dutch s**t” and ordered her to stay away from his and Gigi’s 13-month-old daughter Khai. The musician allegedly screamed at Gigi via phone requesting she defend him against her mother, and yelled at the security guard to get out of his house and tried to fight him. 

On Thursday Zayn told TMZ, “I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid and for the sake of my daughter I decline to give any further details and I hope that Yolanda will reconsider her false allegations and move towards healing these family issues in private.” And the international star took to social media, stating: “As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private place for my daughter to grow up in. A place where private family matters aren’t thrown on the world stage for all to poke and pick apart. In an effort to protect that space for her, I agreed to not contest claims arising from an argument I had with a family member of my partner’s who entered our home while my partner was away several weeks ago.”

It was reported on Thursday that Zayn and Gigi, who began dating in 2015, were no longer together, although it is unclear when they split.

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Author: Al Denté

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