Gigi and Bella Hadid’s father Mohammed not only lost this real estate battle, but he has now been ordered to pay legal fees.
A judge has ordered the 74-year-old pop of supermodel sisters to help her neighbor with court costs after a five-year case involving a developer. now-demolished mega-mansion,
Mohamed Hadid has spent a significant portion of the past half-decade losing a legal battle over her sprawling Bel-Air estate, a complex so sprawling it’s been nicknamed the Starship Enterprise. the daily mail informed of.
Trouble with Hadid’s dream home began in 2015, when the city of Los Angeles criminally prosecuted her for failing to comply with a stop work order issued on the structure, which by that time had grown to nearly 30,000 square feet – Twice the size was allowed for. plot.
When, in 2018, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star still hadn’t downsized her residence or torn it down, as ordered by L.A., residents under the hilltop filed a civil suit. did.
Several appeals, court proceedings, and a trial later, Hadid’s neighbors were victorious: Last year, the Starship Enterprise faced a wrecking ball.
All that is left of the Leviathan today is a huge slab of its base.
And now, to add insult to injury, LA Superior Court Judge Craig Carlen has ordered Hadid to pay $2.6 million for her opponents’ legal costs.
Joe Horacek, 81, who led the civil lawsuit against Hadid, told the Daily Mail about the verdict, “I feel vindicated.” “Now I want Hadid to pay up and leave.”
Hadid, unsurprisingly, feels quite differently.
“It’s a joke — it’s crazy,” he told the outlet. He is now threatening to counter for “two or three hundred million dollars”.
Indeed, Hadid filed a still-pending third appeal against her neighbors this January.
Horacek hardly seems phased by the lack of cooperation, and anticipates he’ll need more legal help if he’s ever going to see judge-ordered payments.
“We haven’t seen a penny from Hadid. If we want to get paid we’re going to have to hire people to go after her assets,” Horacek said.
Still, he’s happy to be rid of Hadid’s sprawling villa.
“We’re so glad we’re able to look outside and not see that monstrosity — and not have to worry about it coming at us,” he said.