Charges against drunk Worthington dropped
Charges against 'drunk' Worthington dropped

UPDATE 7.30am: Charges against West Australian actor Sam Worthington have reportedly been thrown out after the bouncer he was accused of shoving failed to appear in a US court.

The star of Avatar and Clash Of The Titans was arrested at the weekend and charged with disorderly conduct after an incident at a restaurant called Vortex Bar and Grill in Atlanta, entertainment website TMZ reports.

Worthington is in Atlanta shooting the movie Ten, which co-stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.

A bouncer, named by TMZ as Jerry Link, apparently refused to let Worthington into the club because the actor was drunk and didn't have the ID required for entry.

TMZ cites a police report that claims a witness told police that Worthington had become disorderly.

The 35-year-old allegedly pushed Mr Link twice and the bouncer responded by pepper spraying him and putting him in cuffs until police arrived.

Mr Link told TMZ that Worthington claimed he was a DEA agent - a role he plays in his current film.

Mr Link said he had no idea Worthington was a famous actor.

Worthington is reported to have turned up at the club in a dirty hoodie carrying a bunch of clothes.

People are believed to have thought he was homeless.

TMZ said charges against the actor were dropped in court on Monday morning US time, when Mr Link failed to appear.

He has told the website no one told him to be there.

Earlier this year, Sam said he was trying to live a calmer life and admitted he can be a very difficult person to live with.

He said: "I think I'm still a very difficult person to live with, because my motor's always running but as you get older you try to slow down and live life at a calmer pace."

Although Sam is from Perth, he has recently put down roots in Hawaii by buying a home "because his dog needed somewhere to live".

The West Australian

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