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Sam Worthington released on bail

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Australian actor Sam Worthington has been released on bail after being charged with assaulting a photographer on a New York street.

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Australian actor Sam Worthington has been released on bail after being charged with assaulting a photographer on a New York street.

But the photographer is complaining that the Hollywood star is getting special treatment from authorities.

Angela Cox has the latest from New York.

Good afternoon, Mel and Matt.

New details have emerged and new pictures of Sam Worthington's arrest after that scuffle with the photographer.

The video shows Lara Bingle, his model girlfriend, or potentially wife, showing police her shins, where she claims she was kicked by that photographer, Shane Lee.

Lee faced court today and it emerged that the couple claims they were followed for about four hours by three different photographers and were getting so frustrated they decided to split up to try to shake off the photographers.

Lee apparently followed Bingle, that's when it turns into a he said she said.

She claimed he kicked her.

He said she was the one who lashed out at him and ran across the street and tried to grab his camera and that's when he says Sam Worthington jumped in and punched him four times.

His lawyer has said he did nothing wrong and he was just doing his job.

He says there is video to prove it and he says Sam Worthington got special treatment.

Here, one party went to jail and the other party got a ticket and walked out.

And she, shocker, the party got the ticket and walked out and just happened to be a movie star.

Sam Worthington is due to face court in two days.

I'm told if he goes in and pleads guilty that he will simply be given a fine because it is his first offence in this state but he may well try and fight the charge, given, he says, he was provoked.

As far as the photographer goes, he was released on bail.

He has been ordered to stay away from Lara Bingle.

His lawyer says that he has no intention of going anywhere near her.

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