Who Needs Leonardo DiCaprio? Bar Refaeli's Papa Bear Convicted in Pap Throwdown

Israeli supermodel's dad had argued that he was trying to protect his daughter from a pack of photographers in the 2007 incident

By Natalie Finn Sep 08, 2011 7:55 PMTags
Bar Refaeli, Rafi RefaeliStar Press/WireImage

Rafi Refaeli may want to leave the protective detail to someone else next time.

The father of Bar Refaeli was convicted in a Jerusalem court today of malicious damage for breaking a photographer's camera and doing a motorcycle some harm back in 2007—in what the defense argued was solely a case of a father protecting his daughter.

Per court records, Rafi said that Bar was on the way over to her family's Tel Aviv home when she called and fearfully told him that she was being followed by a pack of paparazzi while driving.

And the Kfar Saba Magistrates Court ruled today that taking the matter into his own hands once they all reached his house wasn't a particularly good idea.

No date has been set for sentencing yet.

Rafi's little glirl was on her own last week at the Venice Film Festival, but she didn't appear to need any assistance walking the red carpet  at the Carnage premiere. She touched down in New York City today just in time for the start of Fashion Week.