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Australian actor Sam Worthington has quietly settled charges of assault and harassment following a bust-up with a paparazzo in New York earlier this year.

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The "Avatar" star was arrested in February alongside snapper Sheng Li after they became embroiled in an altercation outside a Big Apple bar, following an argument between Li and Worthington's girlfriend Lara Bingle.

Both men were slapped with counts of assault, but the actor has since reached a deal with prosecutors to have his case for third-degree assault, third-degree attempted assault and second-degree harassment dismissed, as long as he stays out of trouble.

Worthington's attorney, Stacey Richman, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on his behalf on April 8 and agreed to an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, a typical result for first-time offenders in low-level cases, according to the New York Daily News.

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Worthington, who was filming in Europe at the time of the court date, claimed he had acted in defense of Bingle.

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Photographer Li was offered the same settlement deal during a hearing on April 1, but rejected the offer and vowed to fight the claims.