Aspiring model Miranda Vee has filed a police report against Mohamed Hadid and Paul Marciano, alleging sexual assault. The 23-year-old model hired powerhouse attorney Lisa Bloom after she claimed she was raped by Gigi and Bella Hadid's dad — who is good friends with the disgraced Guess co-founder.
"She filed a police report alleging sexual assault against both Paul Marciano and Mohamed Hadid," her attorney told Page Six. "We went to the LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. We sat with two detectives for about two hours. She answered all of their questions. They asked us not to speak with the press about any of the allegations nor the details."
Before filing the police report, Miranda was inspired by fellow model Kate Upton, who was the first to publicly accuse Paul of misconduct, to share her story involving the millionaire tycoons on social media."It is time people like @paulmarciano and @mohamedhadid get exposed for who they really are," Miranda wrote on Instagram. "Met with Paul at his @guess headquarters that is actually an apartment where he sexually harassed me and after that passed me on to his friend [Mohamed] who was going to meet me for 'coffee.'"
She continued, "I thought it was a professional meeting but it was just me, him, and champagne where he date raped me in an apartment. All to get a test shoot for Guess. LAST year when I [tried] to speak out about it they found out and made me sign a NON-disclosure agreement and I only agreed to sign because Paul threatened me and said he would get me disappeared if I ever say anything." The post has since been deleted.
Both Mohamed, 69, and Paul, 66, have denied the allegations against them. "I have four daughters so I am very respectful toward women and I understand all this, but at the same time, there are a lot of false accusations that are damaging to certain people. In general, I think that women should stand up and speak out," Mohamed told the New York Post before the police report was filed. "Sadly, it’s a false accusation. What do I get out of it? I don’t think I can pursue it for financial gains. My name definitely will clear up. I have kids and I have grandkids and I want to make sure that they know that these are all false accusations." This story is developing.
If you need support, The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-656-4673. You will be connected with a trained staff member in your area. Or visit RAINN.org to chat online one-on-one with a support specialist at any time.