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Bar Refaeli's dad convicted over photographer attack

Supermodel Bar Refaeli's father has been convicted of malicious damage after attacking a photographer who was targeting his famous daughter.

The Israeli beauty, who previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio, phoned her dad Rafi complaining that paparazzi were following her while she was trying to drive to his house in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2007.

Kfar Saba Magistrates Court heard on Thursday (08Sep11) that Rafi broke one snapper's camera and damaged another photographer's motorcycle when they arrived at his property.

He was found guilty of malicious damage and will be sentenced at a later date.