On the same day that Ghislaine was arrested following an FBI search, Dutch web search specialist Hank van Ess (who was not affiliated with the official investigation) shared a lengthy thread on Twitter tracking Ghislaine’s whereabouts.
Henk claimed he had tracked Ghislaine, who is the former girlfriend and alleged accomplice of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, through her IP addresses. In his tweets, Henk wrote that he believed Ghislaine had been in Doylestown, PA, in November 2019, and that she had even visited a doughnut shop.
In a since-deleted tweet, Henk baselessly tied Yolanda to Ghislaine’s movements, writing: “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.”
Two days later, Yolanda responded to Henk’s “terrible accusations” on Twitter, noting that he had never reached out to her “for an official comment” prior to his public claims.
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.— YOLANDA (@YolandaHadid)July 4, 2020
“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,” Yolanda tweeted in a lengthy statement.
“I have been strictly quarantined with my family, as my daughter is pregnant and is at high risk for catching the virus,” she continued, referring to Gigi who is expecting her first child in September. “[I] just learned in the past couple days, via the press - like everyone else, that GM was arrested in New Hampshire, which is multiple states away from where I live,” said Yolanda, whose family farm is in New Hope, PA.
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
“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.”
Yolanda’s daughter, model Gigi Hadid, came to her mother’s defense when Henk appeared to argue that he had reached out for comment. “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.”
My question is not about the recent arrest, @yolandahadid, far away from you, but about Nov 2019, the spotting in Doylestown on 23-Nov-19 at 17:39:43 pm . Can you confirm or deny just that: that she didn't visit your farm in nov 19? Thank you (3/3) pic.twitter.com/PDMJTTjAJp— ʜᴇɴᴋ ᴠᴀɴ ᴇss (@henkvaness)July 4, 2020
And when asked once again by Henk to confirm that Ghislaine had not visited her farm in November, Yolanda reiterated her prior statements. “Like I previously said, I do not know Ghislane. No. She was not at our farm that date or ever.”