Sam Worthington arrested for assaulting paparazzi

New York: Actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in Manhattan for allegedly assaulting a photographer.

Sam Worthington with girlfriend Lara Bingle
Sam Worthington with girlfriend Lara Bingle at a fashion event. Pic/AFP

The 37-year-old 'Avatar' star has been charged with assault after he attacked a paparazzi, who allegedly kicked his girlfriend, model Lara Bingle, at the Cubbyhole bar in West Village, reports

New York Police Department Lieutenant John Grimpel confirmed Worthington's arrest Monday.

"The photographer kicked Lara and then Worthington punched him, causing the photographer to have lacerations to his nose. He has been charged with assault. He punched the photographer," Grimpel said.

Worthington was released on bail but will appear in court Wednesday.

The photographer was also arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and harassment.

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