ZAYN MALIK PLEADS NO CONTEST TO HARASSMENT CHARGES
Written by Max1023fm on November 1, 2021
Following the harassment allegations levelled against British singer Zayn Malik, he has pleaded no contest to charges that he harassed his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid and her mother, Yolanda Hadid during a violent argument.
Zayn Malik was charged in September for four instances of harassment filed with a magisterial district court in Pennsylvania, in which he was accused of saying “lewd, lascivious, threatening or obscene words” to Yolanda Hadid.
Zayn was also accused of physically harming Yolanda Hadid, with one citation stating that Malik “grabbed and shoved her into a dresser causing mental anguish and physical pain.”
As for the charges filed against him for assaulting his girlfriend Gigi, he was reported to have screamed at her on the phone as she wasn’t in the country.
According to court documents, in a mail-in plea, responding to all of the charges, the One Direction singer wrote “Nolo,” short for “Nolo Contendere” (no contest), but a court employee entered them as guilty pleas, noting Zayn Malik’s pleas were not an option for the level of the alleged offences.
A no-contest plea now means he won’t fight the charge in court and he can be sentenced as if convicted. But since it’s not an admission of guilt, it can’t be used to get a conviction in any other case.
In addition to his pleas, the singer agreed to ninety days’ probation for each count, for a total of three hundred and sixty days and he also agreed to attend anger management class. He also agreed to have no contact with Yolanda Hadid.
Court documents however state that the probation could be lifted in six months if Zayn Malik satisfies the conditions.