Two pals of Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne have been released on bail after allegedly assaulting a paparazzo in Argentina.
ICYMI: according to TMZ, Robbie and Delevingne were leaving a restaurant in Buenos Aires at around 3am on Sunday when paparazzi tried to take their picture.
As the actors tried hopping into an Uber that was waiting for them, a photographer reportedly “rushed them” and “started taking photos aggressively, intruding in their space”.
A source told the publication the Uber driver panicked and started to drive off, with Delevingne safely inside the car and Robbie only halfway in.
“Margot reportedly had to jump out of the car to avoid injury and was on the ground, where the photographer kept taking photos,” TMZ reported.
“A couple of male friends were nearby and jumped in to help.”
The Sun has since confirmed the mates who intervened were movie producer and Robbie’s business partner Josey McNamara and key grip Jac Rhys Hopkins.
Per the publication, the men allegedly got into a “punch-up” with one of the photographers, Pedro Alberto Orquera, who “ended up on the floor bleeding with a broken arm”.
Orquera told The Sun the men “tried to take my camera to delete the pictures that I had taken” and started hitting and kicking him.
According to The Herald Sun, McNamara and Hopkins have now appeared in court in Buenos Aires and released on a $15,000 bail. They’ve had their passports seized and are not allowed to leave Argentina for the time being.
There is also a chance they could face aggravated assault charges, with the publication reporting prosecutors are waiting on the results of a forensic medial report.
The photographer’s elbow was allegedly fractured in an altercation. Ouch.
The Herald Sun reported it had CCTV footage of two men —whose identities it didn’t confirm — appearing to chase another one outside the restaurant. In the video, the man apparently being chased fell down.
It’s uncertain what happened to Robbie and Delevingne after the incident, but The Sun reported the duo flew to southern Argentina later in the day. It also reported the two blokes at the centre of the sitch said, according to a police report, that the photographer was “responsible for his own injuries” ‘cos Robbie and Delevingne didn’t consent to having their pics taken.
It all sounds like an absolutely cooked mess. Paparazzi leave celebrities alone for five seconds challenge.