Zayn Malik filed a “no contest” appeal for four counts of harassment.
A court in Pennsylvania says the singer appeared in court on October 27 and pleaded guilty to all four counts.
Zayn says instead of pleading guilty he “agreed not to contest” the charges, which he said were related to an argument with a member of Gigi Hadid’s family.
In a separate indictment which he does not appear to have been formally charged with, the singer denied beating up the model’s mom, Yolanda Hadid.
A no contest appeal means that Zayn will not fight the prosecution in court and can be sentenced as if he had been convicted.
But since it is not an admission of guilt, it cannot be used to obtain a conviction in any other case.
Zayn, 28, and Gigi, 26, started dating in 2015 and had their daughter Khai in 2020.
The American show website TMZ reports that they are no longer together.
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The harassment allegations relate to an incident on September 29, another court document says.
In a Twitter statement, the former One Direction lead singer said: “As you all know, I am a private person and I really want to create a safe and private place to raise my daughter.
“A place where private family matters are not thrown onto the world stage for everyone to poke around and tear apart.
“In an effort to protect that space for her, I have agreed not to contest complaints arising from an argument I had with a family member of my partner who entered our home while my partner was away several weeks ago.”
Newsbeat has reached out to Zayn, Yolanda and Gigi for comment, but they have not yet responded.
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