Zayn vows to 'protect' his daughter after claims from Yolanda Hadid surface

'This was and still should be a private matter'
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By , Audacy

Last week, Yolanda Hadid made claims that Zayn Malik allegedly struck her. Malik has now taken to social media to defend himself and make it known that his first priority is his daughter's safety.

TMZ reports that Yolanda is considering filing police reports. While details of what triggered the incident have not been reported, Hadid stands by the alleged assault.

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Taking to Twitter, Malik shared a notes app screenshot asking that the world does not “poke and pick apart” their private “family matters.”

Zayn wrote, “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. 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.”

He added, “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 and Hadid’s daughter, Gigi Hadid, have been dating for nearly five years, and in 2020 the couple welcomed their now 1-year-old daughter, Khai, into the world.

Prior to this incident, no issues between Yolanda and Zayn have ever been reported.

As of right now, no police reports have been filed.

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