Gigi Hadid was arrested for possession of drugs in the Cayman Islands.
A Breakdown of The Rumors
- Gigi Hadid was arrested on charges of cannabis possession during a trip to the Cayman Islands last week.
- The news first surface after a report was published on July 17 by local news outlet Cayman Mail Road.
- Cayman Mail Road reported that Gigi Hadid and her friend Leah Nicole McCarthy were charged with possession of marijuana on July 10 after the drug was found in her luggage while being processed by customs officers at the Owen Roberts International Airport.
- Gigi reportedly traveled with her friend in a private jet to the Cayman Islands. Officials discovered the drug and a few other items commonly associated with cannabis consumption in her luggage. This led to the suspicion that Gigi and Leah were possibly importing cannabis to another country, eventually leading to their arrest.
- Gigi and Leah were booked into the Prisoner Detention Center but were later released on bail.
- According to Cayman Mail Road, Gigi and Leah appeared in Summary Court on July 12 and were both charged. They pleaded guilty and were each fined $1,000.00, and no conviction was recorded.
Gigi Speaks “A rep for Gigi confirmed that the supermodel had been arrested on drugs charges. “Gigi was traveling with marijuana purchased legally in NYC with a medical license,” her rep tells E! News. “It has also been legal for medical use in Grand Cayman since 2017. Her record remains clear and she enjoyed the rest of her time on the island.”
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Gigi and her friends have appeared to share photos and TikTok videos from their trip to the Cayman Islands.
- In 2015, Gigi vehemently denied rumors that she was snorting cocaine after a Snapchat video emerged of her looking like she might be snorting a substance off a surface at a Victoria’s Secret event in Miami. The supermodel said she was “insulted” by the allegations. She tweeted: “If u actually watch the video there is nothing on the counter five secs before you see that image… It’s not only impossible but insane to me.”
- Meanwhile, in 2014, Gigi’s sister Bella Hadid was arrested and charged with a DUI. Her driver’s license was suspended for one year and she was given six months of probation.
Update 07/18/2023 by Pesala Bandara: Information on Gigi Hadid’s statement and confirmation of reports added.