The Avatar actor punched the photog after the man kicked Worthington's girlfriend in the shin, say police
Police say actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in New York City for punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington’s girlfriend, Lara Bingle, in the shin.
The couple was walking out of a bar in Greenwich Village at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon when paparazzo Sheng Li accosted them, pushing and kicking Bingle. Worthington intervened and punched the photographer, according to a source. Cops were called, and the Avatar actor, 37, was arrested on an assault charge.
The photographer, 37-year-old Li, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, assault and harassment. He’s being held pending arraignment.
The Australian actor was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due back in court on Feb. 26. A rep for the actor had no comment. It wasn’t immediately clear if both had lawyers.