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Sam Worthington slapped with $5.2M lawsuit for punching a man

Avatar and Clash of the Titans actor Sam Worthington has been slapped with a $5.2 million lawsuit for allegedly punching a New York based paparazzo in the face.

hollywood Updated: Aug 31, 2015 16:42 IST
Sam Worthington,Lara Bingle,Sam Worthington Lara Bingle
Sam Worthington and Lara Bingle. (Shutterstock)

Sam Worthington and Lara Bingle have been slapped with a lawsuit of more than $5.2 million in damages after a street attack.

According to sources, Sheng Li, a New York based paprazzo, has alleged that he was viciously assaulted by the 39-year-old actor and his model wife in Manhattan on February 23 last year, reports

The Avatar actor allegedly punched Li in the face after accusing him of kicking his wife in the shins.

A jury trial for the civil case is set to begin in New York on September 8, but the duo has rejected the photographer's claims entirely.

First Published: Aug 31, 2015 16:06 IST