Avatar Star Sam Worthington’s Paparazzo Scuffle Caught on Camera (VIDEOS)
After getting into a physical altercation with a paparazzo over the weekend, videos have now surfaced of Avatar star Sam Worthington and Lara Bingle — whom he calls his “wife” in the footage! — interacting with photog Sheng Li when all of the drama went down.
Check out this first video:
In this vid, we see Lara walking down the street seemingly minding her own business while on the phone. We see the camera shaking as the Aussie actress walks away. It’s important to add that there are other people around. The photog can be overheard repeatedly saying he had been assaulted by Lara (almost proudly), and after a second pass, we see the camera shake again, except we hear some explicit language and some actual punching happening.
While we may tend to focus on the punching sounds, take note that Sam refers to Lara as his “wife” in the video. The couple has yet to confirm their wedding, though both have been spotted wearing wedding rings.
Here’s the second video, showing Sam and Sheng being taken into the police station:
Yikes, talk about raw footage. TMZis reporting that Sam has been served a restraining order to stay away from Sheng, and that is on top of him facing two counts of third degree assault, one count of attempted assault, and one count of harassment.
As for Sheng, Page Six reports that the photog is facing assault and harassment charges. In his arraignment hearing on Monday, Sheng’s defense lawyer claimed that it was Lara who is to blame for starting the whole thing.
“[Sheng] was on the job taking pictures and Ms. Bingle got upset and ran half way up the block and attacked him,” the lawyer said. “Her large famous boyfriend ran up and punched him four times in the face and Worthington doesn’t even get charged.”