@linorabargil is a Jewish Lawyer that was crowned Miss World 1998 shortly after being rape months before in Italy. Since being crowned Miss World, she has become a global advocate in the fight against sexual violence . She was crowned by her predecssor, Miss World 1997 of India.
Just seven weeks before being crowned Miss World, the then 18 year old Abargil was raped at knifepoint by her travel agent, Uri Shlomo Nur, in Milan. She reported the rape to Italian authorities, who initially released Nur due to lack of evidence. She later reported the rape to Israeli authorities, who issued an arrest warrant for Nur and began extradition proceedings. Nur was eventually tricked into returning to Israel. He was tried for rape, and was convicted, with DNA evidence found in his car serving as the basis for his conviction. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.Abargil called for other women to follow her example and report their rape to the police.
In 2013, Brave Miss World, a documentary film about Abargil, the rape, and subsequent activism, was released. The film was produced by Cecilia Peck, the daughter of Gregory Peck. Times Magazine has recognised Linor as one of the 100 most influential women of 2017.
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