‘Avatar’ actor Sam Worthington arrested in NYC

‘Avatar’ actor Sam Worthington arrested in NYC

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Actor Sam Worthington attends the Australians In Film Screening Of World-Wide-Mind Films' "Drift" at Harmony Gold Theatre on April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 8:50 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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 at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Greenwich Village.

The Australian actor was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due back in court on Feb. 26. 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.

It wasn’t immediately clear if both had lawyers.

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