Actor Sam Worthington was arrested on an assault charge

Actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in Manhattan for allegedly assaulting a photographer.

The 37-year-old Avatar star has been charged with assault after he attacked a paparazzi, who allegedly kicked his girlfriend, model Lara Bingle, at the Cubbyhole bar in West Village, reports dailymail.co.uk.

New York Police Department Lieutenant John Grimpel confirmed Worthington’s arrest on Monday.

“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,” Mr. Grimpel said.

Mr. Worthington was released on bail but will appear in court Wednesday.

The photographer was also arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and harassment.

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