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Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington. Picture: Getty Images

He was bound to crack under the immense pressure put on his high-profile relationship with Lara Bingle.

And now it appears that Sam Worthington has finally had enough, with reports claiming that the Rockingham-raised actor attacked a photographer who had allegedly kicked Bingle.

During the scuffle, the Australian hunk is said to have referred to model Lara as his "wife", shouting at the photographer, "you kicked my wife".

The incident occurred while the couple were at a bar in Greenwich Village, with a scuffle breaking out at around 5.30pm New York time, earlier today local time.

A police officer from the New York Police Department has since confirmed that the incident took place.

"The photographer kicked Lara and then Worthington punched him causing the photographer to have lacerations to his nose," the officer told an Eastern States newspaper.

The incident was also witnessed by several bystanders, who took to Twitter to relay the events.

"Just saw Sam worthington and Sara bingle get in physical fight with paparazzi outside cubby hole... Cops just got here," one witness tweeted.

Worthington has since been released on bail but has charged with assault and will appear in court at a later date.

The photographer involved in the incident has also been charged with assault.

It is not the first time that Worthington has had a run-in with the paparazzi, with the 36-year-old arrested in Atlanta in 2012 following a scuffle with photographer at a restaurant.