‘Avatar’ Star Arrested for Scuffle with Security Guard

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By Breeanna Hare

(CNN) — A recent night out in Atlanta ended in charges of disorderly conduct for “Avatar” star Sam Worthington, but the charges have since been dropped.

According to the Atlanta Police Department, the 36-year-old actor was approaching local restaurant The Vortex on November 3 when he allegedly got into an altercation with the security guard.

The security officer in question told police that he noticed Worthington appeared to be off-balance as he walked up to the restaurant, and he advised him that he couldn’t enter because he was “highly intoxicated.”

As the conversation continued, the security officer told police that Worthington began using profane language, and pushed him twice. (A witness on the scene told police that he saw Worthington push the security guard twice and behave disrespectfully; the witness also told police that the actor “appeared to be very drunk.”) At that point, the security officer pepper-sprayed and handcuffed the actor.

When police arrived, Worthington was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct. The charges were dismissed on Monday.

CNN has reached out to Worthington for comment on the incident.

CNN’s Jack Hannah contributed to this report.