'Avatar' actor Sam Worthington arrested in NYC | Inquirer Entertainment

‘Avatar’ actor Sam Worthington arrested in NYC

/ 02:13 PM February 24, 2014

In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, Actor Sam Worthington attends the Cinema Society premiere of “Man on a Ledge” in New York. Police say Worthington has been arrested Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in New York City for punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington’s girlfriend in the shin. The Australian actor was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due back in court on Feb. 26. AP

NEW YORK — Police say actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in New York City for punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington’s girlfriend in the shin.

The 37-year-old “Avatar” actor was arrested on an assault charge following the incident Sunday evening.

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The Australian actor was released and is due back in court on Wednesday. Police did not say what caused the scuffle.

The photographer, 37-year-old Sheng Li, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, assault and harassment. He’s being held pending arraignment.

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It wasn’t immediately clear if both had lawyers.

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