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Sam Worthington Agrees To Undisclosed Settlement With Photographer

Aussie actor Sam Worthington has agreed to an undisclosed out-of-court settlement with a photographer who he punched in the face in New York in 2014.
The Avatar star was filmed hitting paparazzo Sheng Li in February and was facing a $US3.7 million ($5.3 million) civil trial due to commence in the Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday.

Worthington has always claimed he had been protecting girlfriend Lara Bingle from Li after the paparazzo reportedly kicked her in the shin during an altercation.

Li’s lawyers however denied the allegation. They said he did not kick Bingle, describing it as a “phantom kick”.
Both men were arrested following the scuffle, with Li claiming he suffered from a torn shoulder and injuries to his thumb and wrist.
Bingle was also accused of “attacking” the photographer and trying to steal his camera after he took photos of the couple.

lara3Worthington and Bingle vehemently denied the accusations “in their entirety”.
The aussie actor last year made a deal with prosecutors to have criminal charges against him dismissed.
In July this year, Worthington’s lawyer Brian Gibbons argued footage from the incident should not be shown to a jury as evidence because it was too heavily edited.
In a deposition filed by one of Li’s colleagues, the paparazzos claimed they had no idea who Worthington was at the time and were simply following the couple to take photos of Bingle.

Photos courtesy of Google Images and AKM-GSI.

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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