Supermodel Bar Refaeli Reportedly Suspected of Tax Evasion, Failing to Report Millions of Dollars in Income
By Alex Ungerman
Looks like there could be some legal trouble for Bar Refaeli.
The Israeli supermodel, who married billionaire Adi Ezra in September after previously dating Leonardo DiCaprio, is under investigation by her home country for tax evasion, for allegedly failing to report millions of dollars in income and gifts, according to BBC News.
According to the report, Refaeli was released on a $193,000 bond on Thursday, and would have to pay an additional $64,000 if she leaves Israel during the investigation.
The BBC reports the tax authority is looking into claims that the 30-year-old hid the fact that she is an Israeli resident, as non-residents are exempted from declaring income they earn abroad. The tax authority also alleges that Refaeli did not report discounts on luxury goods, such as Lexus and Range Rover cars, which she was allegedly able to use in exchange for publicity appearances.
ET has reached out to both Refaeli's lawyer and agent for comment. According to BBC News, Refaeli's lawyer denied all the claims against her to the NRG news website, saying, "There is no drama. In the end, this is just a civil dispute. No-one cheated anyone else. It will all clear up soon."
Meanwhile, Refaeli and her husband of nearly three months seem as happy as ever. Last weekend, the supermodel posted a loving photo of the two of them, captioned with lyrics from the Billy Joel song, "Just The Way You Are."