AUSTRALIAN actor Sam Worthington has avoided going to court after reaching a settlement with a New York paparazzo he was accused of assaulting.
The Avatar star became caught up in an altercation with Sheng Li in New York in February 2014.
Worthington and now-wife Lara Bingle allegedly assaulted the man after he took shots of the couple walking along the street.
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Both men were arrested after the incident and Li slapped Worthington with a $US10 million ($A14.27 million) lawsuit.
The case was due to go to trial at Manhattan Federal Court on Tuesday, but by Thursday it was reported the two had reached a deal.
The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed, according to the New York Daily News.