"Avatar" actor Sam Worthington is on track to get his New York assault case dismissed.
Worthington stays out of trouble for six months. The N.Y. Daily News first reported on the development.
The "Sabotage" actor claims he was protecting his girlfriend, fashion model Lara Bingle, after photographer Sheng Li tried to trip her Feb. 23. Li, who was also arrested at the scene, says Worthington attacked and punched him.
Worthington's lawyer, Stacey Richman, confirmed Tuesday the case was set for dismissal. Manhattan prosecutors declined to comment. The arrangement is common for first-time misdemeanor arrests.
Prosecutors offered the same deal to Li but he turned it down.
Worthington is slated to star in the next three "Avatar" sequels.
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