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  • 24 February 2014, 11:22

Sam Worthington Arrested Over Paparazzo 'Punch'

Avatar star Sam Worthington has been arrested after allegedly punching a photographer who kicked his model girlfriend Lara Bingle in the shin.

Police in New York said the couple were leaving a bar in Greenwich Village when the alleged assault happened on Sunday night.

Lieutenant John Grimpel told The Daily Telegraph: "It happened at 5.30pm this evening.

"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."

The 37-year-old Australian has been bailed to appear in court on February 26.

The photographer, Sheng Li, was charged with reckless endangerment, assault and harassment. He is still in custody.

Worthington and Bingle confirmed they were together last October and have been photographed attending a number of events in New York over the last few weeks.

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