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Sam Worthington

HIT WITH RESTRAINING ORDER

Stay Away from Paparazzo!

2/26/2014 7:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Sam Worthington has just been smacked with a restraining order -- with a judge BARRING the "Avatar" actor from having any contact with the pap he allegedly attacked in NYC this weekend.

Worthington just appeared in an NYC courtroom to face charges stemming from the February 23 incident with photo Sheng Li ... when Sam allegedly punched the guy following an altercation with his GF Lara Bingle.

During the hearing, Sam was charged with two 2 counts of 3rd degree assault, 1 count of attempted assault, 1 count of harassment -- and faces a maximum of one year in jail if convicted.

But the most shocking part of the hearing -- the restraining order ... which specifically orders Sam to not contact Li in person, on the phone or through social media.

Worthington is due back in court on May 8th.

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August    

ANYTHING to promote his new film; he POCKETS all the cash his producers save on advertising....

183 days ago
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Just Jay    

The title sounds like an oxymoron. I'm sure he seeks out paparazzi??

183 days ago
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Sherron    

What I don't get is why when Alec Baldwin and Kanye West are constantly hitting the pap why aren't they arrested?

183 days ago
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Dino     

Well ... at least he is getting some attention now ... since almost nobody cares about him !

183 days ago
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rory    

Why are judges on the stalkarazzi side these days???

183 days ago
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Cynstriss    

So when does the pap get arraigned for tripping his girlfriend? Should be assault there too.

183 days ago
22.

ocdiva76    

Sam had crappy lawyer!! WTF?

183 days ago
23.

Nikki    

The price of fame. People fly around you like vultures.

183 days ago
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