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Avatar actor Sam Worthington charged with assaulting photographer

Published on Feb 24, 2014 6:33 PM
 
Cinema Still : Avatar, starring Sam Worthington (left) and Zoe Saldana. Actor Sam Worthington, best known for his starring role in the 2009 film Avatar, was arrested and charged with assaulting a photographer in Manhattan's Greenwich Village district on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014, police said. -- FILE PHOTO: SINGTEL

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Sam Worthington, best known for his starring role in the 2009 film Avatar, was arrested and charged with assaulting a photographer in Manhattan's Greenwich Village district on Sunday, police said.

The photographer, Sheng Li, was also arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of harassment, the force added.

A police spokesman told Sydney's Daily Telegraph that the photographer kicked the actor's partner, model Lara Bingle, and that Worthington then "punched him causing the photographer to have lacerations to his nose".

The 37-year-old actor was given a desk appearance ticket, requiring him to appear in court later this month.

 
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