‘Avatar’ Actor Sam Worthington Arrested for Assaulting Paparazzo
According to the police report, photographer, Sheng Li was following Worthington’s girlfriend, Lara Bingle and allegedly kicked her in the shin, and the Australian actor responded by punching the man in the face.
No serious injuries were reported, but Worthington is due in court Wednesday to be arraigned for assault. Li was charged with reckless endangerment, assault and harassment.
The 37-year-old has since been released on bail and will return to court later. Li was held for an arraignment.
Some footage has been released surrounding the incident. During the video, as the actor is being led to a police car, he is mentioning about the movie Avatar to the policeman. He also talks about Bingle, although calls her his wife, and says that she attempted to take Li’s camera before he intervened.
It is interesting that Bingle was referred to as the actor’s wife by the actor himself. Worthington is usually very private about his personal life and has never opened up about his relationship with his 26-year-old girlfriend. They were recently spotted with matching wedding-type rings on their ring fingers; but just days before, their reps had stated that they were not married.
Hmm. Did Sam let the marriage news slip, or was he just caught up in the moment? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.