Report: Bar Refaeli not disqualified from hosting Eurovision

Refaeli has been accused by the Tax Authority of falsely claiming to have spent time outside the country to avoid paying taxes.

January 22, 2019 21:09
Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Bar Refaeli is still in the race to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, after the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation decided Tuesday evening not to disqualify her candidacy because of a possible indictment of the supermodel, according to a report by Channel 12 news.

The report said that a lengthy meeting of the public broadcasting corporation's council partially dealt with Refaeli's candidacy and concluded to not intervene in the organizing committee's plans for the event. As a result, the broadcaster said it would refrain from disqualifying her.  

Refaeli has been accused by the Tax Authority of falsely claiming to have spent time outside the country to avoid paying taxes. She also allegedly failed to report a luxury SUV she received as a gift.

The council did decide that should Refaeli actually be indicted she would not be able to host the Eurovision, the report stated.

The broadcaster is expected to release a list of candidates within the next few days, with Refaeli being one of four front-runners to host the singing competition in May.

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