What was going to be a quiet dinner between Hollywood stars Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne in Buenos Aires turned into a violent scuffle between their filmmaker friends and a paparazzo, who ended up in hospital.
The pair were dinning at Patagonia Sur, an exclusive restaurant in La Boca neighborhood, on Saturday night. When they left the establishment, Argentine photographer Pedro “Peter” Alberto Orquera said he tried to snap a photo of the stars, but was stopped by the women’s friends. He told local media that the two men cornered him and then chased after him.
“I was carrying the camera in my hand and trying to protect it,” he told the Argentine daily La Nación. “At one point, I felt someone kick me and push me. I hit the ground at full speed. Luckily, I hit my arm and not my head. I lost a lot of blood, the bone was exposed, I broke my whole arm and the camera flew through the air.” Orquera was taken to hospital with a broken arm and a head injury.
In the police report filed by the photographer, to which the newspapers Infobae and La Nación have had access, the aggressors are identified as Jac Rhys Hopkins and Josey MacNamara Callum. The two British men were arrested at the scene and charged with causing serious injuries, according to the police report. Josey MacNamara, is a movie producer and a business partner of Robbie, and Jac Hopkins is a keygrip, who has also worked with the Australian actress. According to The Daily Mail, the two had been having dinner with Robbie and Delevingne.
The incident comes just a month after concerns were raised in the media about Delevingne’s health. The 30-year-old model appeared disheveled while waiting for a flight in Los Angeles after returning from the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. A source told several US media outlets that her erratic appearance was due to the fact that she “hadn’t eaten much [during the festival] and hadn’t time to shower.”
The British supermodel has been friends with Robbie since they starred together in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad.