"Avatar" Actor Sam Worthington's Assault Case to Be Dismissed | NBC4 Washington

"Avatar" Actor Sam Worthington's Assault Case to Be Dismissed



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    "Avatar" actor Sam Worthington is on track to get his New York assault case dismissed after being accused of punching a photographer, who also was arrested.

    The Australian actor was due in court Thursday. But court records show the misdemeanor case was resolved April 8 with an agreement that it will be dismissed if Worthington stays out of trouble for six months. The Daily News first reported on the development.

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    Worthington's lawyer, Stacey Richman, confirmed Tuesday the case was set for dismissal. Manhattan prosecutors declined to comment. The arrangement is common for first-time misdemeanor arrests.

    Worthington says he was protecting his girlfriend after photographer Sheng Li tried to trip her Feb. 23; Li says Worthington attacked him.

    Prosecutors offered the same deal to Li but he turned it down.