DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Musician Zayn Malik has pleaded no contest to charges that he harassed his girlfriend — supermodel Gigi Hadid — and her reality TV star mother during a violent Sept. 29 argument at the family’s home outside Philadelphia.
According to court papers, the former One Direction singer was accused in court of holding Yolanda against a dresser and pushing her against it. Malik engaged in “continuous cursing” at Yolanda Hadid, the documents said, calling her an “f——— Dutch slut” and telling her to stay away from his daughter.
Malik, 28, also told Gigi Hadid to “defend your partner against your f——— mother in my house,” according to charging documents filed in Bucks County. According to the charges, Malik also attempted to fight a male security guard who was present at his house.
Malik entered into a plea Wednesday for four harassment summary charges. Malik pleaded guilty to four counts of harassment.
He was sentenced to probation for each of the counts, which is almost a year in total. He must complete an anger management class, and be screened for and “if approved,” complete a domestic violence program. Yolanda Haid or the man were also placed on his list. Documents indicate that Malik could have his probation lifted within six months, if he meets the conditions.
Malik addressed the charges on Twitter, writing that he “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.” He complained the case had been leaked to the media and called it a “private matter.”
Malik and Gigi, both 26, share a 1 year-old girl. They had been together for many years. She has become one of the world’s most in-demand models and he was the first to leave One Direction to strike out as a solo artist.