Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne were at a center of a fight that saw their two filmmaker friends arrested for allegedly assaulting a paparazzo and leaving him with a broken arm after he tried to photograph the stars.
Robbie and Delevingne had finished a meal at the Patagonia Sur restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina at around 03:00 on Sunday when they were approached by photographer, Pedro Alberto Orquera.
Robbie’s friend and business partner, movie producer Josey MacNamara along with key grip Jac Hopkins, supposedly took umbrage with the paparazzo for trying to take photos of the actresses.
MacNamara and Hopkins reportedly chased Orquera down outside the restaurant, slamming him onto the concrete before attempting to smash the paparazzo’s camera. The impact of the fall shattered the photographer’s right arm, and he is said to have sustained a series of lacerations.
MacNamara and Hopkins were arrested by Argentinian police and taken in for questioning in connection with the incident, while Robbie and Delevingne fled the scene.
Orquera meanwhile was placed into a neck brace and stretchered to the nearby Argerich Hospital, where he remains following initial treatment. Published photos show Orquera awaiting surgery for his broken arm. The paparazzo claims he is preparing to file a lawsuit against the British filmmakers.
The 61-year-old photographer told Argentine news outlet TN that he had been commissioned by a magazine to track down Robbie and Delevingne in Buenos Aires.
Margot Robbie esta en Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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— Juanito Say (@JuanitoSay) September 30, 2022
Although he broke his arm in the attack and suffered several cuts, Orquera was able to protect his camera equipment and the shots he had taken.
“I suffered a brutal aggression. My life was saved by a miracle,” the photojournalist alleges. “I don’t know what would have happened if I fell head first to the ground, with the speed that those people chased after me.”
“They never took my material from me… when I fell to the ground [the camera] was smashed but I was able to save the material,” adds Orquera.
In an interview with TN, Orquera explained that his arm was severely injured and it is unknown whether he will regain full use of the limb.
“I have a cast on my right arm, my arm is very compromised and I don’t know if I’m going to lose it,” he claims.
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