Yolanda Hadid denies she allowed Ghislaine Maxwell to stay at her house

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Yolanda Hadid has denied allegations that Ghislaine Maxwell “was friendly with [the] Hadid family,” and that she had even stayed at the Hadid home prior to her July 2 arrest.

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.

Yolanda Hadid with Gigi in 2018 (Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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.

“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.

“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.”

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.”

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