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Worthington assault case settled

Sam Worthington has reportedly settled the assault case against him.

The Avatar star had been arraigned in New York on counts including misdemeanour assault after allegedly having a scuffle with a photographer, who was also charged in their encounter.

However, Sam's lawyer has now taken a conditional dismissal deal on his behalf, reported the New York Daily News.

The 37-year-old star wasn't present at Manhattan Criminal Court when his lawyer took the non-jail deal on his behalf last month.

Sam submitted a waiver to the court explaining that he was "contractually committed in Europe at this time" and thanked the judge and prosecutors for working with his schedule.

The star said in a signed statement: "I understand that as long as I continue to lead a law abiding life, this matter will be dismissed and sealed."

The case was settled quietly in April after being brought forward a month.

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