After a years-long legal battle, Mohamed Hadid is claiming that the order to demolish his Bel-Air mega-mansion, dubbed "Starship Enterprise," stems from what he alleges is racism and prejudice against him.
For those who need a refresher, the abode's construction has come with a slew of legal troubles for Hadid, who was previously married to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Yolanda Hadid. In 2019, he received a state-issued court order to demolish the property in response to his neighbors' civil lawsuit claiming that the construction endangered their properties. Hadid filed for bankruptcy, arguing that his company didn't have the funds to pay for the demolition; however, that claim was dismissed in December 2019. According to documents obtained by the Daily Mail in April 2020, Hadid also allegedly owed nearly $1.2 million in unpaid property taxes on the unfinished home, which he began working on in 2011.
Now, after California's Supreme Court recently rejected Hadid’s appeal to review his case and overturn the decision to demolish the house, the real estate tycoon is speaking out about the decision. "In my opinion, and I hate to say it, this whole thing is prejudice against me, who I am and my religion," Hadid told the Daily Mail in an exclusive interview. "They're racist. Absolute racist."
"I don't just build here in LA, I've been all over the world and I've never seen such prejudice against my kind, my religion, it's crazy, it's a total abortion of justice," Mohamed, who is a Palestinian born Muslim, said. "This is a total political lynching, from the top to the bottom. They blame me. Do they blame the inspectors? No. Deputy inspectors? No. Engineers? No, they blame me."
In the interview, Hadid said he planned to "write a book" that would be titled "Travesty... Extortion and Injustice," and noted: "It's a saga."
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