Zayn Malik responded on Thursday to claims that he hit Yolanda Hadid last week.
TMZ reported that sources with direct knowledge alleged Malik hit his girlfriend's mother and that she might file a police report on the matter.
In response, the singer took to Twitter, saying he's a private person and wants to create a safe and private space for his daughter. Malik is dating Gigi Hadid and the couple share one-year-old daughter, Khai.Advertisement
"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," Malik wrote.
"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," he added.
He finished: "I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves."