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Mohammed Hadid with his daughters Bella and Gigi (Photo: GettyImages)
Mohammed Hadid, the father of the models Gigi and Bella Hadid (who often speak out on the networks against Israel) got into a neighbor dispute that ended very badly for him this week, with a legal ruling that cost him both a fine and the demolition of the monstrous house he built without proper permits in the luxury Bel-Air neighborhood.
This real estate-legal saga has been going on for several years, during which the 74-year-old Hadid began to build and renovate a mansion of such enormous dimensions that it was nicknamed the Starship Enterprise after the huge spaceship from the series "Star Trek - The Next Generation". The trouble began In 2015, with a criminal lawsuit by the City of Los Angeles against Hadid, after it ignored its order to stop construction, due to a 2-fold violation of the building permits for the lot. Almost 3,000 square meters.
The skeleton of Hadid's mansion before it was destroyed - instead of 1,400 square meters, almost 3,000 were built (Photo: ShutterStock)
In 2018, after Hadid continued to systematically and demonstratively ignore the municipality's order to reduce the area of the building to the permitted limit or destroy it immediately, the neighbors who live in the properties surrounding the monstrous mansion decided to also file a civil lawsuit against Hadid for the violations that were partly at their expense.
Recently, at the end of five years of petitions, appeals and other legal proceedings - the court finally determined a victory for the neighbors.
After last year he ordered the demolition of the building to be enforced and this was carried out, it has now been ruled that Hadid must pay his neighbors the full court costs of 2.6 million dollars.
"I feel that justice has been done," said 81-year-old Joe Horacek, who headed the neighbors' lawsuit against Hadid, "Now I just want Hadid to pay and go away."
Not unexpectedly, Hadid's feelings are quite different: "This is a joke - this is madness!", he told the Daily Mail, adding that he is considering filing his own compensation claim against the neighbors for $2-3 million in response.
This doesn't surprise his (former) neighbors at all: "We haven't seen a single penny from him. We'll have to hire debt collectors to go after him and his properties if we want to get the payment we're ever due," Horacek said.
Still, he also has something to be happy about - "We are so happy to be able to look out the window and not see his monstrous structure or fear that it will collapse on us."
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