Former One Direction star, Zayn Malik, has released a statement following assault allegations coming from his partner’s mother, Yolanda Hadid.
According to TMZ, Yolanda Hadid is alleging that Zayn Malik struck her in an incident a week ago.
A source close to Hadid says that while there are no details surrounding the alleged assault, Yolanda stands by the fact that he struck her and that she is contemplating filing a police report.
Following the release of TMZ’s story, Zayn Malik took to social media to release a statement regarding the situation.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) October 28, 2021
“As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private space 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,” the statement begins.
Zayn says, “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. This was and still should be a private matter but it seems for now there is divisiveness and despite my efforts to restore us to a peaceful family environment that will allow for me to co-parent my daughter in a manner in which she deserves, this has been ‘leaked’ to the press.”
Zayn also tells TMZ that he adamantly denies striking Yolanda Hadid.
Zayn Malik has been dating Yolanda Hadid’s daughter, Gigi Hadid, for a number of years.
Zayn and Gigi share a one-year-old daughter, Khai, together.