“Avatar” Star Sam Worthington Arrested Outside Gay Bar For Paparazzo Attack!

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Sam Worthington and Lara Bingle leave Barney's New York

Sam Worthington was arrested in New York after an altercation with a photographer.

The Australian actor, 37, went after a paparazzo at the Cubbyhole bar in West Village after he allegedly kicked his “wife” Lara Bingle, 26.

During the scuffle, Sam yelled at the photographer, “you kicked my wife.”

There were rumors earlier this year that the couple had secretly married in Australia ahead of a trip to the Maldives. They have since been seen wearing matching rings on their wedding fingers.

New York Police Department Lieutenant John Grimpel confirmed Worthington’s arrest on Monday. Grimpel said, “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.'”

Eyewitnesses saw the actor being taken into custody following the incident. Worthington was released on bail after being charged and will appear in court on February 26.

Several people who witnessed the attack on Sunday took to Twitter.

“Pretty sure I just saw Sam Worthington getting arrested in Greenwich Village. Definitely in a cop car. Ok. #nyc #samworthington @OmiScott,” wrote @MiriamEliseMP.

“Just saw Sam worthington and Sara (sic) bingle get in physical fight with paparazzi outside cubby hole… Cops just got here,” tweeted @harrisonjobe.

The photographer involved in the scuffle has been arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and harassment.

This isn’t Sam Worthington’s first arrest for assault. He was arrested and pepper sprayed in Atlanta in 2012, following an argument outside of bar and grill called Midtown Vortex.

The Cubbyhole, is a popular gay bar located in the West Village of Manhattan.

Sam Worthington arrested outside The Cubbyhole bar

Worthington and his Australian model girlfriend have been in New York since the beginning of Fashion Week where they attended a number of shows together.

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