In his mail-in plea, Malik wrote in “Nolo,” short for “Nolo Contendere” (no contest) in response to all of the charges but a court employee entered them as guilty pleas, noting Malik’s pleas were not an option for the level of the alleged offences, according to court documents.
In addition to his pleas, Malik agreed to 90 days probation for each count, for a total of 360 days and agreed to attend anger management class. He also agreed to have no contact with Yolanda Hadid or McMahon.
In a statement shared on his official Twitter account, the “Pillowtalk” singer wrote that the incident “was and still should be a private matter.”
“As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private space for my daughter to grow up in. A place where private family matters aren’t thrown on the world stage for all to poke and pick apart,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Zayn has been dropped by record label RCA.