For someone who is usually behind the scenes, Mohamed Hadid has quickly made the move to become a regular in the news. Hadid is the former husband of Real Housewives cast member Yolanda Foster and the father to Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid. Last week, Hadid made news after he was sued criminally for a house he is building on spec, and this week, it is Hadid doing the suing. He has filed suit against a former employee who allegedly stole private photos of his children, namely Gigi and Bella Hadid, and also personal photos of Michael Jackson.
According to the Inquisitr, Hadid has been named personally in a lawsuit involving a house he is building that resembles the Starship Enterprise. The house is looming over a hill, and neighbors say they are scared for their safety in case of a landslide. Two neighbors also say that retaining walls are built on their property.
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Meanwhile, People Magazine is reporting that Hadid’s lawsuit threatens anyone who even runs the photos that have been stolen.
“In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles and obtained by PEOPLE, Hadid alleges that a man who worked in the real estate developer’s home from 2010-2013 stole more than 2,200 photographs, including family photos with Michael Jackson as well as photos taken during parties at the residence. The lawsuit says Hadid retained a professional photographer for such events, and is the sole copywriter holder.”
Hadid stresses that all of the missing photos featuring his daughters were taken when they were minors. It’s not clear why that fact is important, but perhaps it’s so that only Hadid has to claim ownership.
— People magazine (@people) December 16, 2015
TMZ is naming the former employee, a guard named Juan Carlos Gonzalez, who Hadid has confronted.
“Mohamed Hadid claims in a new lawsuit… Juan Carlos Gonzalez worked for him at his home and stole 2,200 photos. The pics include photographs of Gigi and Bella when they were minors, various private parties and family photos with the King of Pop.”
Hadid says that the photos were stolen by Gonzalez from his home office.
“Hadid says the photos were pilfered from his home office and he suspected Gonzalez and demanded them back, but he refused to return them.”
— VOGUE.CO.UK (@BritishVogue) December 16, 2015
Hadid is calling Gonzalez an untrustworthy and incompetent security guard who stole more than 2,000 images of Bella and Gigi from the Hadid home, including some of his personal photos of the girls through the years.
“Gigi and Bella Hadid’s father filed a lawsuit against Juan Carlos Gonzalez, a former security guard for the family, alleging he stole some 2,200 family photos from Mohamed’s home office,” reports TMZ.
The suit seeks an undetermined amount of money.
Perez Hilton stresses that, most importantly, Hadid would like his photos back and is furious to think that anyone would be so bold as to try to make money by printing the stolen photos in magazines.
“In response to the transgression, Hadid has filed a lawsuit against the employee which prohibits him from selling or sharing the pics. The real estate developer has also requested monetary compensation. Mohamed’s biggest beef with the thievery? The photos of Gigi and Bella were taken when they were minors.”
Do you think that Mohamed Hadid will get the photos of Gigi and Bella Hadid back?
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