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Zayn Malik has addressed claims he was involved in some kind of altercation with Yolanda Hadid, the mother of girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
According to TMZ, Yolanda claims the 28-year-old singer "struck" her and she is considering filing a police report.
The former One Direction singer issued a statement on Twitter writing: "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."
Zayn says there was "an argument" with a family member, but does not name Yolanda. While he admits to "harsh words shared," he does not acknowledge any type of physical altercation.
"In an effort to protect that space for [my daughter] 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 continued.
"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. I am hopeful though for healing and for all involved with the harsh words shared and more importantly I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves."
Zayn and Gigi are parents to daughter Khai, who turned one last month.
While details around how the argument unfolded are currently unclear, TMZ reports The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 57, "stands by her account” of being “struck” by the singer.
The British singer, who now enjoys a solo career, also shared a subsequent statement with the publication in which he denied the claims.
"I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid and for the sake of my daughter I decline to give any further details and I hope that Yolanda will reconsider her false allegations and move towards healing these family issues in private," he said.
Zayn and Gigi have been dating since 2015.
Additional reporting by Taryn Ryder.
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