Gigi and Bella Hadid’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, has publicly denied allegations from a Dutch investigative journalist, who suggested that she allowed Ghislaine Maxwell to hide out in her farm house. Model Gigi, who is currently pregnant, also tweeted a denial that her mother is involved in the scandal and said claims they’d been contacted about the story by the journalist are false.
To offer a quick recap: Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested last week following a lengthy FBI search. She has been charged with six offences – four relating to the sexual abuse of minors and two for lying when questioned about the trafficking ring.
During a press conference on 2 July regarding the arrest, FBI assistant director William Sweeney said, “Maxwell slithered off to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire… We moved when we were ready and the arrest happened [this morning] without incident.” They did not say if she had been assisted by friends or family.
On the same day, Henk Van Ess (who is in no way affiliated with any official policing body) posted a lengthy Twitter thread, detailing how he claimed to have been tracking Maxwell’s whereabouts through her IP addresses. Within this thread, he wrote about how he believed Maxwell travelled around while police were searching for her, and at one point visited a donut shop near to Yolanda Hadid’s farmhouse in Pennsylvania and claimed that Maxwell was a friend of the family.
“Why #Doylestown was interesting for #GHISLAINMAXWELL? Here is a possible explanation – she was friendly with Hadid family, (including Gigi Hadid… who had a Dutch mother). [The] Hadid’s have a farm 10-15 minutes away from the Donut shop.”
Van Ess also tweeted (then later deleted) a link to an article showing the inside of the farmhouse, along with, “Thanks to @NWOGaction here are some photos of the place #ghislanemaxwell near #doylestown probably stayed in – the farm of Dutch born Yolanda van den Herik, now called Yolanda Hadid.”
Since the Twitter thread then drew public attention, Yolanda Hadid tweeted a very strong denial of having any involvement with Maxwell’s disappearance: “I do not know or have ever associated with Ghislane- the first time I have heard about her or any of this was watching the documentary, like the rest of the world, on Netflix”
So, I’m not sure how I have been brought into this narrative of yours, but I take these false claims very seriously. Please stop involving me. What that lady did is disturbing and she deserves to be in jail for a long time.”
Model Gigi also spoke out in defence of her mother, writing, “My mom, clearly from her timeline, almost never uses the twitter app.. this was only brought to her attention by me bc fans were sending me your tweets. She wouldn’t have seen your tweets & can not go back in twitter mentions that far…
“In your tweet above you claim that you also emailed my mom- but the only email she has from you is from 5:11am EST this morning, so in your tweet, almost 24 hrs ago, claiming that you have contacted her, you had not yet even sent an email.”
My mom, clearly from her timeline, almost never uses the twitter app.. this was only brought to her attention by me bc fans were sending me your tweets. She wouldn’t have seen your tweets & can not go back in twitter mentions that far..
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) July 4, 2020
So there you have it. The Hadid family would very much like it to be known that they had absolutely nothing to do with Ghislaine Maxwell going on the run.
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