Posted: 27 February, 2014 by Jen Pearce

Sam Worthington Appears In Court Over Night

Charged with assault, facing maximum one year in jail

Tags: Sam Worthington, Lara Bingle, Scoopla, Celebrity

Sam Worthington Avatar going to courtSplash Australia

Last night Sam Worthington appeared in court in New York following the incident where he kicked a paparazzo to defend his girlfriend (and rumoured wife) Lara Bingle.

It appears he’s been charged with two counts of 3rd degree assault – and if convicted, faces a maximum of one year in jail.

The judge also issued a restraining order between Sam and the paparazzo.

The ‘Are your familiar with that movie Avatar?’ star understandably appeared grey faced on his way to court. Plus his rumoured wife was nowhere to be seen. He’s set to go back early May.

Li, a 31-year-old photographer who lives in Manhattan, was also arrested over the incident that occurred outside Cubbyhole bar in the West Village on Sunday at 5.30pm.

Tags: Sam Worthington, Lara Bingle, Scoopla, Celebrity

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