Sam Worthington arrested for disorderly conduct, pushing a doorman at a club

Sam Worthington was arrested on Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia. Ugh! At first I misread the story and I thought he was arrested for DUI, but thankfully, Sam was not behind the wheel. The basic gist of the story, via TMZ, is that Sam is in Atlanta shooting a movie called Ten with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sam had a night off (I guess) and he was trying to enter an Atlanta club called Vortex. Sam was already really hammered when he was trying to get in and “the people at the door felt he was too intoxicated” so they refused him entrance. Not only was he apparently visibly intoxicated, but he didn’t have any ID with him, so yet another reason why he didn’t get in the club.

After he was refused entrance, Sam “became disorderly” and he “allegedly pushed the doorman twice and the doorman responded by pepper spraying him and putting him in cuffs until the cops arrived.” Sam was charged with disorderly conduct, but the charges were dropped Monday morning because the “complaining witness” (the doorman) didn’t show at court. Then this happened:

Who knew … Sam Worthington is a method actor … because right after he was pepper sprayed in Atlanta this weekend, he claimed he was a DEA agent and threatened the bouncer who maced him — so claims the very pissed off bouncer.

The bouncer — Jerry Link — tells TMZ, he maced Worthington when the actor went belligerent outside the bar … and Worthington screamed, “I’m a DEA agent! You f**ked up now!”

FYI — Worthington is playing a DEA agent in the movie he’s currently filming in the ATL.

Link tells us, Worthington rolled up to Vortex Bar and Grill in Atlanta, wearing a dirty hoodie and carrying a bunch of clothes … and everyone thought he was a homeless person. Link says he refused to let Worthington inside because he was too drunk.

TMZ broke the story … Worthington was arrested for disorderly conduct after allegedly pushing Link in retaliation.

The charges were dismissed this morning because Link was a no-show in court. Link is calling BS … because no one asked him to be there.

And this is funny … Link (clearly not a movie person) tells us, he had no clue Worthington was famous until today — “I’ve never seen ‘Avatar’ or ‘Terminator.”

You’re not missing much.

[From TMZ]

So… I think we can safely say that Sam was really f—king wasted. I’ve been that wasted before, and thankfully I didn’t push anyone or get pepper sprayed, but I’ve been so drunk that I could see myself being all “OMG I’M A DEA AGENT GET OFF ME.” Of course, that was in my misspent youth (my early 20s). Sam is 36 years old – too old for these kinds of drunken shenanigans, in my opinion. I wonder if there will be some damage-control rehab in Sam’s future, or whether he’ll just chock it up being “real” and an “authentic Aussie” or something.

PS… What kind of busted mugshot is this? Was this thing taken with a Vaseline-covered disposable camera?

Photos courtesy of WENN, mugshot courtesy of E! News.

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  1. marie says:

    Vortex has some of the best burgers in Atlanta.. while they play music and you can smoke inside it is not a club.

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      Puts vortex on the list to maybe eat at?

      OK, so everyone filming this movie is staying here at The Georgian Terrace. Sam, Ahhhnold, Terrence Howard, etc. Sam does wander around the lobby, we’ve all kind of noticed. Rode in the elevator with Ice Cube yesterday, but anyway…

      Sam has been quite the talk here the last night or so. Is it strange that I am living around way more stars here than in LA? The new hunger games is filming as is The Walking Dead. Andrew Lincoln ambles about too. Interesting city, interesting celebs so far.

      • marie says:

        Yeah, I’d give it a shot if you’re in the area, every burger I’ve ever had there has been good.

        That’s odd, does anyone say if Sam is a bit off? And I would love to have met Ice Cube, unless he’s not as cool as I think he is.

        As for seeing more stars here, I think it’s the newness of GA maybe? It’s only been about 2 yrs. since they decided to give film makers a huge tax break to bring in the revenue.

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        Ice Cube was the nicest out of any star we have met here. My daughter and I rode the elevator alone with him last night. Greeted us with a hi, how are you ladies tonight, was super nice and had a weed shirt on. Winner in my book!

        Sam, I think it is odd for him to be wandering the lobby so much, but I’m not going to analyze it, maybe he is lonely, that was the impression my hubby had when they ran into each other.

        And yes, Arnold is the only one not staying here, but he is here and did go backstage at cirque and take pics. Joe M so far is the hottest guy in person. He hung out with us in the back and took pics. It is pretty interesting living in this place so far. Tons of celebs came to premiere and the crowds are amazing. My windows do look out onto the Fox Theater, so it is super loud, but that is what you get in the midst of a big city.

      • Fai says:

        I love Andrew Lincoln! I’m packing my bags and booking a plane tix to Atlanta stat!

      • Cazzee says:

        The Vortex is a rough-about-the-edges burger place with live music and a bouncer, but it is a restaurant, not a club. What was this guy thinking, acting like such an idiot. He needs to go into rehab big-time.

        Definitely go to Vortex for a burger if you’re in town, though! Last year we had a bunch of Pacific Islanders visiting and we took them to Vortex. They enjoyed it!

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @fai, you can have Andrew Lincoln, I’ll take Norman Reedus! Yum!

      • The Original Tiffany says:

        We are living here until the New Year, so I may have to hit it up. I love random recommendations from commenters here. You guys have saved me in several cities!

      • gg says:

        Tiff – definitely eat at the Vortex. However, go to the one in Little Five Points if you can. It’s that giant comical skull head near Junkman’s Daughter – that’s the doorway. It’s bigger, their menu is huge, you can get just about anything, even if you’re vegan, and my hubs likes it because he can get Old Speckled Hen there.

    • Amy says:

      Ick. I love a good burger as much as the next person, but I cannot eat (or breathe) where people are smoking.

  2. Victoria says:

    I like Sam Worthington and I appreciate more stories please. Big deal he was drunk and thrown out of a club. Lindsay Lohan stories have desensitized me

  3. Jill says:

    I wish I knew who he is. I’m too lazy to google him.

  4. bammer says:

    Avatar, Terminator Salvation. He was going to be the next big thing. I thought he was hot but now…not so much.

  5. gg says:

    Good grief, he must’ve been polluted to be roughhoused there; it’s a flippin hippie burger joint, not a club. Used to go there for lasagna when I worked in Midtown.

  6. Elceibeno08 says:

    I love his looks. Even bald he’s very sexy. Drunk people act foolish at any age though and he is no exception.

  7. Meg says:

    Forget stupid blue monsters in Avatar.

    Go and rent/download/buy BOOTMEN.

    It is amazing!
    Adam Garcia and Sam Worthington. Super seexxxyyy!

  8. gloaming says:

    I’m indifferent about him, but he’s increasingly looking like knucklehead to me. Plus he has that ‘alcoholic’ look about him…..

  9. Kitty Russell says:

    Actually Arnold is staying at the Loews nearby. We stayed there this past weekend, and he walked out past the valet to go bike riding Sunday morning. His hair looks really weird – presumably for the DEA agent role. Cut really short. And Atlanta is super strict with their ID laws. No drinking without ID, don’t care if you’re 80 years old.

    Honestly, I doubt it I would have recognized Sam either. (But I haven’t watched Avatar either) He has that generic look, sort of like Sienna Miller.

  10. Lindsey says:

    The Vortex isn’t a club, it’s a glorified burger joint (granted they have good burger), but… that just makes it sadder.

  11. Elina says:

    He’s SO fine. The crazy makes him better:)

  12. another nina says:

    I love it that nobody recognized him in the bar…There was once a hilarious discussion on pajiba – he is indeed the most forgettable face in HW…

  13. wendywoo says:

    Yeah. A mate of mine saw him so drunk in a pub in sydney quite a few years back that, as he sat at the bar, he starting touching himself and then pissed himself. Seriously. The guy has alcohol issues and is not a happy bunny.