GEORGE Michael’s ex-partner Fadi Fawaz has been charged with smashing a beauty salon window just days before Christmas.
Fawaz, 47, is accused of causing around £800 worth of damage by shattering a window at Le Fix Natural Beauty in well-heeled Fitzovia, central London.
George Michael’s ex Fadi Fawaz, left, was charged with smashing up a beauty salonCredit: Refer to Caption
Fawaz, 47, is accused of causing £800 worth of damage
The criminal damage at the beauty salon is said to have taken place on December 21 – just days before the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death.
The window of the shop was boarded up and the business was closed following the damage.
Hairstylist Fawaz was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, but didn’t show up after police told him to go to the wrong court.
Luke Staton, prosecuting, told the court Fawaz and his legal representative had been incorrectly instructed to attend a different London court so the hearing could not go ahead as planned.
He said: “On the charge sheet it says he was warned to attend Highbury Corner Magistrates’ court today.”
The case was adjourned until January 26 to be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Days before Christmas this year, Fawaz was also caught breaking into the pop star’s £5million home by smashing his way through a window.
He was dragged out by officers after he screamed: “This is my place. George wanted me to have it.”
The property has been empty since George’s family booted Fadi out last year for trashing it in a drug- addled rage.
Police swooped on the London townhouse on December 22.
A witness said: “Fadi looked in a bad way, like he’d been living rough. He was very emotional.
“He somehow managed to get over the security fence before smashing one of the windows and going inside.
“When the police arrived they tried to reason with him but he just kept screaming that it was his place and George wanted him to have it.
“In the end, they dragged him out and sent him packing but I wonder how long it will be before he returns.”
Fawaz found the former Wham! star, 53, dead in bed on Christmas Day in 2016.
Michael, whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, left Fawaz nothing in his £96.7million will.
The pair met in 2009 and became lovers after the singer’s split from his long-term American partner Kenny Goss.
Fadi found lover George, 53, dead in bed on Christmas Day in 2016
Despite being forcibly removed from George’s house before Christmas, Fadi was not arrested
Wham! icon George Michael died in 2016Credit: Rex Features