Sarit Hadad, who will represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest this year, has been widely reported in the Israelian press that she has been accused of assaulting a police officer after being arrested for a driving offence.
Hadad was accused of using abusive language during the incident, reported to have asked the officer, “Who are you to arrest me? You are nothing to me”.
In 1998, Dana International had an incident with the authorities, just before the final in Birmingham. She faced the trial after being accused of assaulting a fan with a mineral water bottle. She was allowed to travel to the UK when criminal charges were dropped, and she took part in the final.
Thanks to ESCOL.