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Sam Worthington slapped with restraining order

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Feb 26, 2014 | 11:20am EST

Actor Sam Worthington has been slapped with a restraining order following an altercation with a paparazzo in New York on Sunday (23Feb14). The Avatar star was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly punching photographer Sheng Li outside a bar in Manhattan, after the snapper reportedly kicked his model girlfriend Lara Bingle. On Wednesday (26Feb14), Worthington appeared in court and was formally charged with two counts of third degree assault, one count of attempted assault and one count of harassment, according to TMZ.com. He could face up to one year in jail if convicted. The actor was also hit with a restraining order, barring him from having any contact with the photographer. Meanwhile, earlier this week (begs24Feb14), Bingle also obtained an order of protection against Li. Worthington is due back in court in May (14), while Li is scheduled to go in front of a judge in April (14).

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