Yolanda and Mohamed Hadid Speak Out After GiGi Fends Off Milan Attacker


GiGi Hadid was grabbed by a self-described “protester” in Milan this week. Her sister Bella was by her side yelling at the man to get off of her sister, but GiGi took matters into her own hands by elbowing the assaulter until he ran off. Now, her parents are speaking out about how proud they are of their daughter.

Yolanda took to Instagram to write, “Bravo Gigi for defending yourself and standing up for what is rightfully yours, your mind, body and soul should not be touched by anyone unless you want to.” She followed the statement with the hash tag #boxingskills. In a seemingly related post later that day, Yolanda put her stamp of approval—a red heart—next to a sign that read: “Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”


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Her father Mohamed added, “Who needs security Guards when You need them? I Guess .. Not Gigi. @Gigihadid ..Woman Power. Self defense .. He ran way while 30 men were looking on. #takecontrole”

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