Mohamed Hadid’s outrageous estate was abandoned once the City hit him with criminal charges for multiple building code violations. Now, RadarOnline.com has photos of the mega-mansion that sits in ruin as he faces major fines. Click through the gallery to get all the details about the empty house with no walls.
Hadid, 68, was slapped with criminal charges after beginning construction on his gigantic 30,000 sq. foot home in the tony Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air. The DA charged him with three counts of violating the Department of Building and Safety regulations and sought jail time for the monstrosity.
In 2014, Gigi and Bella Hadid’s father started building the mega-mansion, but was soon forced to halt the construction of the structure when he was hit with criminal charges. The home included an IMAX private theater that city officials claimed was never approved.
The home was abandoned during the lengthy court battle, but Hadid fought back against neighbor’s requests that he tear it down. “Demolish this house? Never! This house will last forever. Bel Air will fall before this will,” he defiantly said in an interview with Town & Country magazine.
The mega-mansion hung over the side of the Bel Air hill, threatening the home below. Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Hadid to hundreds of hours of community service, $1000 fines for each of the three charges and a $250,000 contribution to a community improvement fund for the crime. He will be sentenced next month after pleading no contest.
Hadid was building the enormous home on Strada Vecchia Road, but neighbors took to calling it the Starship Enterprise because of its vast size. The City claimed that large areas of the home, including decks and bedrooms, were never approved and therefore were not being legally built.
Hadid failed to appear in court this week, but the mega-rich dad of the world’s most popular young supermodels had his attorneys enter a “no contest” plea for him in Los Angeles County Superior Court on May 30, 2017.
Yolanda Foster’s ex-husband purchased the property in 2011, but with construction at a standstill, Senior Assistant City Attorney Tina Hess wants the judge to order a bond “to ensure that if Hadid cannot or will not finish the building legally, the city will have the money to demolish it,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Hadid ultimately faces no jail time, but his neighbors were still enraged by the building. “You still have this horrendous thing hanging over the hillside,” Joseph Horacek reportedly said. Do you think Mohamed deserved to be punished for the mega-mansion fiasco? Sound off in the comments below. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.