Sam Worthington is married; video shows his wife going after paparazzo first

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A couple of days ago we heard that Sam Worthington, the 37 year-old Australian actor known for Avatar and Clash of Titans, had punched a photographer in the face. This occurred in NY City outside a bar at around 5:30 pm. Both Worthington and the paparazzo were arrested, reportedly charged with assault and released. Worthington claimed that the photographer had kicked his girlfriend, 26 year-old model Lara Bingle, and that he was acting in her defense.

A two minute video of the incident, taken by the photographer, has surfaced on Page Six. That video is below and it does not support Worthington’s version of events. We first see Bingle walking toward the photographer, during which the photographer says “don’t touch me,” while Bingle tells him to stop following her. The photographer narrates after the first encounter that “she just assaulted me.” When he continues to follow her, Bingle turns around and goes straight for the paparazzo again, asking him to leave her alone. After she does this for a second time, Worthington comes in and says, off camera, “you want to f*king kick my wife.” while the paparazzo again says “don’t touch me.” We can hear but can’t see any of the action at that time as the camera is focused on the ground. So if the photographer did kick Bingle, he seems to have done it as a defensive move and to still get punched in the face for it. I’m not saying he should have kept following the two, just that they seem to have instigated the violence.

Bingle’s lawyer said at his client’s arraignment hearing on Monday that it wasn’t fair that only his client was ultimately charged with assault. (Earlier stories claimed that both Worthington and the paparazzo were charged.) “He was on the job taking pictures and Ms. Bingle got upset and ran half way up the block and attacked him. Her large famous boyfriend ran up and punched him four times in the face and Worthington doesn’t even get charged.” The video does seem to back up that version.

Celebuzz points out that Worthington called Bingle his “wife” in the video and that he’s wearing a wedding ring in recent paparazzo photos. So these two are probably married, not that I care much.

Many of our Aussie readers commented in the earlier story that Bingle is a well known fame mongering “reality star” in Australia and that she’s also known for having countless driving violations. Some of the nicer things she was called include a “wannabee Kim Kardashian,” who “has absolutely no career without the paps and the trashy mags.” Bingle is also known for regularly calling the paparazzi to document her outings. So I guess they’re ok when she wants them around, but they otherwise better bugger off.

I have a theory – do you think Bingle is pregnant? She dresses like it, but that might just be her style. If she’s pregnant, and she’s hoping to make a big paid announcement, that could explain why she’s suddenly pap-unfriendly.

Here’s the video. There are plenty of f-bombs so it’s NSFW.

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  1. Erinn says:

    So now that everyone was saying that the pap deserved to be slugged for daring to hit this female who must have been SOOO innocent, are the opinions changed now that it comes out she went after him?

    • V4Real says:

      I saw this a couple of days ago on TMZ. The man was trying to protect his gear and she went after him. I’m blunt enough to say it. He had a right to defend himself.

      The thing is, no one even knows who this weird looking woman is. They were there for Sam, not her. It’s like Sam let his girl do his dirty work.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I’m sorry, but I have no sympathy for anyone in this revolting display, least of all that pig of a photographer who was just so excited to have a video of them about to hit him. He is despicable. So are they.

      To answer your question, yes, I said yesterday that Worthington had a right to defend his wife, although I added that it seemed odd that the photographer would just randomly kick her and thought we didn’t have the whole story. I didn’t realize she started the attack, and my opinion has changed. What a group of losers.

    • Delorb says:

      LOL I also saw this on TMZ and I never saw him kick her. If anything, he was doing his job and she came after him. She does seem to have issues, because no one, (perhaps Kanye and the Penn family), comes after a photographers like that. Then to scream ‘rape*’, is particularly detestable.

      *metaphorical scream of rape, often used by some women to get their husbands/boyfriends, to fight their fights, even though they were in the wrong. It worked (it usually does) because it got Sam to wail on the guy.

    • GoNatural says:

      So over her – she’s known here (Aus) for her catalogue of nudie photos with various sportsmen and her short-lived but very in-your-face relationship to Michael Clarke which included an infamous engagement-ring-lost-in-the-toilet incident…

      http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/lara-bingle-clan-dumps-on-michael-clarke/story-e6frfmqi-1225840463853

  2. Hiddles forever says:

    I don’t understand all the fuss about them…….

    He’s always been trouble and all the charade to hide they are married. Sorry I just don’t get it.

  3. Mia4S says:

    Angel on my shoulder: Congrats on the marriage.

    Devil on my shoulder: What is up with her face!!?!??!

  4. AG-UK says:

    She / both are TIRED. I wondered how could she claim NY her home with no talent to speak of, they don’t hand out those H1 visas that easily. She can ride on his coat tails. LIke someone else said in a different post move somewhere else, no one would KNOW her if she was on her own and to be honest him either. There are far more famous people than those 2 who hardly get papped in NY

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Absolutely agree. He went downhill in just three years, is it just me thinking his career is a bit over?

      • V4Real says:

        Isn’t he set to star in Avatar 2? That movie made a lot of money and the sequel might do so as well also.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        I’ve no idea, Cameron was rambling that there will be an Avatar 2,3,4…. That is not the point though… the actors are not recognisable enough out of the movies because it is all CGI. His career started and will end with avatar paychecks (yes, you could argue they get fat paychecks but claiming “didn’t you see avatar” and pretending to be recognised by cops is a bit pretentious…….)

      • Mia4S says:

        Rather hilariously he is set to star in Avatar 2,3,4 and seemed rather unenthusiastic about it. LOL! I mean none of the guys in his age group have necessarily set the box office on fire outside their franchises; but nearly all of them have had at least modest successes, good reviews, endorsement deals, or just favourable coverage in general. He has NONE of that! He should be grateful as hell to be stuck doing Avatar for the next few years.

      • AG-UK says:

        Exactly I COULD play that part in Avatar CGI a better body for me and I am good to go. I can say those lines :) His career is over it’s not hot that’s for sure and she is a nobody and desperate to be somebody. All the Aussies who make comments have lots to say about her. Also take your sorry selves out of my favourite city..

      • Hiddles forever says:

        AG-UK

        The comments about her on the Australian websites are incredibly negative. Remora is Meryl Streep in comparison to Bingle.

        A tiny question… they’re both Australian, how did they settle the visa part? I think he can work but she can’t?

      • AG-UK says:

        @Hiddles forever
        That’s my question. You can only stay in the US on an ESTA for 3 months before you have to leave and come back, you can get special visas however you have to prove you are deserving, the best is the O Visa if you are the only person that is qualified to do that job can get, eg actors, music people usually or art people. That’s probably what he has, you need to get people to send letters on your behalf. They haven’t been there that long she will probably have to leave and come back. My friend here has one but is an illustrator a very good one but he always gets asked when he arrives in the US oh who are you what do you do? Always disappointed when he actually tells them.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        I think they are on the one of arts and music, yes. As far as I know, you’ve to be married to be included in a visa of that kind (meaning your husband gets a visa and you are on it as dependant but you can’t work). That would explain why they are married lol

        I don’t understand her claiming to say bye bye to Australia though like she is the one hired for a gig… I doubt it but you never know…

      • AG-UK says:

        @Hiddles forever
        It’s all very complicated even if they are married it would take time to get a visa plus you would need to apply before you arrive, AND def. she can’t work but she doesn’t seem like she was working to begin with. Oh well goodie for her :)

  5. eliza says:

    Lol. I figured as much. Two entitled douche bags don’t end up together unless they have several things in commom.

    I am not a pap defender BUT I certainly have no affinity for these two. He is E- List at best. They actually think they are somebodies. The only reason he ever got a job was because of Avatar. I haven’t seen him burning up the screen in any blockbusters since.

    Glad the truth about her is out.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      I think the truth was already out… Was not she in an affair with that married Australian footballer or cricketer? Read it somewhere….

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        She was engaged to the Australian Cricket Captain (Michael Clarke) for about a year. Luckily he saw the light and bugged out. She also had her own reality TV show, which almost bought the network down with its bad ratings. She comes across as “dumb as dog doo doo” and although I refused to watch even a single minute of the show, others who did watch it confirmed this.

        They do say there is someone for everyone so I think Sam and Lara might just suit each other perfectly. It is such a shame though, as Sam can be so pretty when he is not talking.

      • v says:

        Yes, girl has hustle, got to give her that. I don’t think she picks a guy who can’t lift her profile in some way.

      • Lozface says:

        She also had an affair with a footballer. He was married. She’s had a fair crack at a few famous sportsmen here in Australia. A lot considering, she is only 26!

        You don’t want to know how she ‘met/got with’ Michael Clarke. Disgraceful!

  6. Renee says:

    She looks WAY older than 26.

  7. JaDeRu says:

    The paps are all scum but she should of just walked away. Unless they wanted a confrontation caught on film. I’m a cynic and I think some celebrities think any publicity is good publicity.

  8. Melymori says:

    SHE’S 26!!!! Oh my God, she looks older than him in those pictures…

    • Nikki says:

      Margot Robbie another Australian says she’s 23 but looks 30. Anyway I don’t feel sorry for the pap. He sounds so excited about the whole thing like he wanted it to happen. He’s probably hoping to sell the video and make a lot of money from a settlement like Kanye and that boy.

  9. sam says:

    I hate the narration of these paparazzi in these types of videos. I get that they may do it to protect themselves if they need to use the footage but it just feels so false and exaggerated. If you are really worried about being assaulted – leave the situation.

    No one deserves to be physically assaulted but lets face it – what they are really doing is antagonizing someone day in day out (following them, calling out to them etc). When that person breaks and lashes out verbally or physically the paparazzi LOVE it, because that story will make them money. If anyone were to follow me like that in day to day life I can honestly say that I would lose it too.

    Yes, being followed by paparazzi comes with the fame but i can totally see how that could drive someone to breaking point.

    • eliza says:

      Except these people never mind the paps when it serves their purposes. They don’t mind dialing them up when they feel like it.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        +1,000,000 esp. his wife, who nearly runs a business out of calling the paps….

      • sam says:

        Its not that I don’t agree – I actually do… its all fine until it isn’t.

        I don’t know how to explain why I empathise sometimes with the celebrities in these types of stories. I guess it just feels like some of these photographers seem to bait at people until they get the reaction they want.

      • AG-UK says:

        Also why is it tons of other people live in the city and are well known/famous and never seem to end up like that unless you are Chris Brown/ Alec Baldwin, SJP lives there walks her kids to school, so does Hugh Jackman and they are far more famous/talented than those 2. Keep your head down, smile if you need to but keep walking and possibly stop hanging out in the meat packing district.

    • megs283 says:

      @sam, I agree. Even if someone “plays the game” (which it sounds like this lady does, quite often), I still sympathize and think the paps are scum.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree with you, Sam. I think it’s wrong that these paps can intentionally antagonize people to their breaking point so they can get even more valuable footage. He was so thrilled that they were falling into his trap.

      They handled it like idiots, violent idiots, but he is just as big of a jerk. As you said, he could have left if he was so “afraid” instead of standing there gasping gleefully “she assaulted me! I got it on tape! She’s coming after me again!” Ugh, these people are revolting. All of them.

  10. Tig says:

    She looks really hard in that middle photo-red lipstick is not her friend!

    I wonder if she did call the paps? Didn’t Sam w pull a “Don’t you know who I am?” with the cops? Thought I saw that yesterday

  11. Other Renee says:

    Who…?

  12. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Phillips look alikes.

  13. blue marie says:

    They all sound like losers

  14. bns says:

    I’m sure the paparazzi can be annoying, but their reaction was over the top and unnecessary.

  15. danielle says:

    She sounds like a piece of work. Lawsuit happy, fleeing the scene of an accident, her own reality show being Lara bingle. Why were paps even following them? Sam Worthingtons career is tanking and in us no ones heard of her. And…is she only 26?

  16. The Original Mia says:

    Well, yesterday I said the pap deserved to be punched if he touched her. Now we know he didn’t and Sam…you used to be so hot…deserves whatever is about to happen to him in the courts.

    I used to think his girlfriend the fashion stylist was a famewhore. Ha! How wrong I was! This chick takes the cake.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Disappointed too, he used to be so hot a few years ago…. I thought he could be good too. Yes, he went from a famewhore to another. Congrats!

  17. mrspatrickbateman says:

    She’s 26???? And a model??

    • Littles says:

      I KNOW, right? Might as well claim to be a zygote and throw in claims of being royalty too. Why not? While you’re lying may as well go for it.

  18. Laura says:

    Please, please, please do not give Lara Bingle any coverage. She is a desperate, Z-list nobody in Australia with an overinflated ego.

    I wish her and the Kartrashians would just go away.

  19. Penny says:

    Duh…Sam Worthington hobby is punching people outside of bars. He’s our budget version of Russell Crowe, which is to say he’s a ragey douchebag.

    Lara’s weight fluctuates. She was never really a proper model btw, if you’re assuming she’s normally model thin. She did promo work, then catalogues and stuff. Her big break was a tourism video, after which she became a ‘personality’, then a wannabe socialite, then a WAG, and now I guess wife of forgettable Hollywood actor. A lot of her fame in recent years has come from selling tabloids stories about her weight. She doesn’t look any bigger than usual to me.

  20. Alina says:

    Worthington is no angel and needs anger therapy, that´s not his first fight. Paps know his inhibition level isn´t very high and they use it against him. I have no sympathy for the paps who are so desperate for good material that they insult people. Not all are the same, there are nice ones out there with manners.

    But most Paps do all for a reaction. Who knows how long this guy stalked them and what he did or said to them till she flipped out. Most “evidences” how stars attack paps show only a very short episode (seconds or one minute or so), mostly without audio. Then you can be sure that the paps and their agencies cut it the way they need it to portray stars as monsters. I´ve seen uncut versions of such videos and it way painful to watch how they insult people like the Stewart chick and others. That´s what the press never shows, they show only pics/vids where a star fights back.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      I am not condoning paps here but it is too easy to be a couple of douchebags and use the paps when it is convenient for them and then you beat them up when it is not convenient anymore. Be coherent with what you usually do.

      Accidents can happen but there are lots of paps around celebrities and they don’t get beaten up continuously………… (although in some case they might deserve it.. here you go ;) )

      As far as I remember this is not even the first time Worthington got arrested, he was in a bar brawl in atlanta (found the link!)
      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sam-worthington-arrested-over-scuffle-at-atlanta-bar-reports-say/

      • AG-UK says:

        He must be one of those nasty drunks… (:

      • Hiddles forever says:

        Considering how he publicly acted since Avatar, he seems pretty off the rails. Therefore I wouldn’t rule out he has a drinking problem too. You never know. Maybe in twenty years we will get a tell-all book from Bingle lol

    • Jade says:

      Exactly! You see him standing in her way as she’s walking, getting ready for her as she passes him, then nothing, just him screaming that she’s attacking him, I bet that’s when he kicked her as she tried to get past him. this guy knew what he was doing and he was getting her agitated and upset, he thought he was so clever but he didn’t know she was on the phone calling Sam telling him what happened and that he’d come over and sort him out, and good on him, paps are pieces of s**t.

      Lara is completely harmless and has been followed by the paps for years and has never any kind of incident like this, this guy completely instigated it.
      The Australian tabloids use agencies overseas to get pics of homegrown celebs in their mags, that’s why they’re being followed, not because she called them.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        You mean someone who calls the paps and posts selfies of herself on twitter 24/7 doesn’t instigate this kind of incident? Pfft where do you live?
        She could be named Kardashianingle….

      • Candy love says:

        He did not kicked her as she tried to get past him. If you watch the video it happened during her seconded attack on him and that’s when Sam came and punched him.

      • Jade says:

        Um where do you live that people don’t post selfies, celeb or not, all the time, do you think they deserve this too?
        I’m Australian so I’m well aware of the disgusting sexist, macho, sportsman loving biassed Aus media coverage of Lara over the years, the fact that your comparing her to someone who got famous for selling her sex tape, shows me you have no idea what your talking about, but don’t let that stop you from your judgement.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        @Jade

        You might check a few Australians replying to you at the end of the thread…

        She even sued her ex lover, married, because he had published nude pics of her only to sell them herself. Cheated on her boyfriend to have an affair with a married man.
        She is no angel and she seems an Australian Kardashian, no doubt there.
        You can google her and see what kind of selfies she posts through Istagram.

        Where I live people don’t post selfies, in some places there is not even the broadband, satellite communication….. :D

      • Jade says:

        Um yeah…… Those Australians don’t know what they’re talking about anymore then you do, so maybe you should stop twisting your second hand gossip to fit with your diss like of her because it’s really just comes across as sad and embarrassing.

      • Jarredsgirl says:

        Jade = Lara.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        @jarredsgirl

        Wouldn’t surprise me.. Maybe a cousin posting for her? She is so desperate for fame and for a good reputation.. Well the beatingup of a photographer does wonders for a nice reputation lol

  21. smee says:

    She has some freaky-looking eye balls!

  22. mzizkrizten says:

    Thats just bs that these paps can legally stalk ppl even after being asked to stop. They cause duress in the hopes the celeb will snap and they’ll get their payout. I personally would be enraged to be stalked like that. Wtf.

  23. SK says:

    Yeah… I’m not convinced of anything by this video. You can’t see anyone assaulting anyone else. All you can see is pavement! And I’m not trusting a pap’s narration of events either. Who knows exactly what happened. They claim this guy followed her for four hours. I can see that getting frustrating. Sam is a bit rage-monastery when pushed and Lara is a bit dumb so I can’t see that being a good combo with paps pushing their buttons. Honestly though, I can’t summon up any sympathy for the paps when this kind of thing happens to them.

    Oh, and Sam can act. He stole the last Terminator from Christian Bale, he was good in Avatar and he was brilliant in the Aussie indie films he used to do, like Somersault. I just think he needs to get back to the indies for a while, touch base you know?

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Nope, Sam could act. There are plenty of actors who started well and then they disappeared, for many reasons. He was good in Somersault but for the rest… Completely forgettable, sorry.

      Bye bye Sam!

  24. Sara says:

    I am shocked that this women is only 26. I thought she was older from these pics.

  25. Kelly says:

    “We first see Bingle walking toward the photographer, during which the photographer says “don’t touch me,” while Bingle tells him to stop following her.”
    So a weirdo with a camera is stalking a woman, she tells him to stop, her husband intervenes, and now it’s the poor stalkers fault? Because stalking people and breaching their privacy for money is a constitutional right I guess? Pity they didn’t arrest the paparazzo instead…
    If this had happened between two non-famous people and a dude with a camera, I’m pretty sure he’d be the one arrested really.

    • Bridget says:

      Famous or not, someone following you with a camera us usually considered pestering, but hitting someone is always considered assault.

  26. Eugenia says:

    Bingle sounds like Australian Remora but with even less talent and no charm.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Bwahahaha yes. The unsettling thing is that they both married two Australian actors. It gives a bad reputation to them, like they are an easy catch for… Social climbers. Australian ladies, do you confirm?

      • v says:

        I may be hallucinating but didn’t she date Anthony Kiedis for a while???? Or am I way off base……?

      • allons-y alonso says:

        @V: Bingle did date Kiedis for a while, yeah. I thought that was really weird.

        On the topic of Australian men…..as an Aussie girl with a mixed background, I do not have any luck with them.

  27. Slim Charles says:

    I have no sympathy for the paparazzi. What they do is harassment.

  28. shannon says:

    the ex girlfriend may have been less famous, but this new one looks like a downgrade IMO. they should count themselves lucky that the paps even want to follow them.

  29. Anon says:

    Omg. I was on a site where the Australians were really calling this woman out before the facts were known. I guess they know something we don’t and either Sam doesn’t see or he was in co-hoots with her. So wrong.

    • Jade says:

      That’s because the Australian media(and Australian society) is very sexist and have a double standard, the way they have portrayed Lara over the years is so disgusting, starting when she was just a teenager, so I’m not surprised that a lot of bogan morons have bought into their villainess image of her, but anyone who does is a fool and should be ashamed of themselves. She actually has a massive fan base here and is considered a positive and healthy body role model for a lot of girls, but that of course doesn’t make the press.

      We recently had a TV presenter here( who was a friend of Lara’s) kill herself because of all the bullying in the press and on line, it made her so depressed and she couldn’t take it anymore, so maybe don’t believe all the crap that people say or think they know about Lara.

      • MisJes says:

        Jade, I’m also here in Australia – and I’m a bit confused. I’m not aware of a huge fan base here, apart from amongst teenage girls and the (very) few people who could tolerate her crap pile of a reality show whilst it was still on air. And I don’t think the media has treated her disgustingly at all over the time she’s been a public figure. In fact, all the attention was positive, before she lost all of her major campaigns and had that nude photograph (taken by a married football player) released causing her fiance (a cricketer) to throw the towel in with her. Of course the media coverage wasn’t going to be favourable! In the end, from memory, she immediately hired a (shady) publicist and milked it into a DWTS gig, so it didn’t effect her career in any way. I don’t think she’s as vilified as you say. And she certain is no victim.

      • agentscully says:

        I’m from Australia, too, and as much as I’m familiar with her, I can’t say I’ve ever considered her to have a “massive fan base” here, especially seeing as her reality show only lasted one season (ten episodes in total). She may get a lot of tabloid coverage but that’s about it, and having your picture on the front cover of Famous magazine doesn’t necessarily equate to being well-liked. I’m sorry but outside very young, easily influenced girls (and perhaps some Sydney socialites with an inflated sense of self-importance), I really don’t know anyone who’s particularly wild about her or considers her a role model. She’s racked up numerous driving offences in that massive, ‘F-you’ Mercedes she carelessly careens around the city in, and she knowingly and willingly had an affair with Brendan Fevola even though she was well aware he was already married.

        As for Charlotte Dawson, I remember the bullying online but not by the press, she seemed to be fairly well-liked by members of the press, particularly gossip columnists and entertainment reporters. There’s been a lot of speculation as to why she killed herself, and a lot of people are putting it down to the online trolls. I don’t doubt that being bullied was a horrible experience for her, but it happened about two years ago, and I don’t think it’s right to put it down as the sole cause for her suicide. Charlotte had a very long and well documented history with depression, and recently experienced a number of financial and career setbacks which also could have contributed to her decision to end her life. Either way, it was/is a very tragic and sad situation.

      • Jade says:

        Just because you are unaware of a fan base for her, doesn’t mean one doesn’t exist, most of its from her involvement with the Aus fashion industry.

        She was only 17 at the time she had a fling with fevola, who never told her that he was married, he was much older in his late 20′s and had two children and was having an affair with a teenager, but the Aus media goes after her labeling her as a home wrecker, and fevolas wife got her 15mins of fame going on every tv show and mag. Then he takes a quite obviously unwanted nude pic of her having a shower, and sends it to all his mates, who then send it to their mates and so on for 4 years that pic was sent around until that press got hold of it. Also Clarke never dumped her because of this, they broke up much later, he stood by her during the whole thing much to the disgust to the cricket loving media, who went on a hate campaign saying that she and this situation were the reason the team were loosing, which is just insane, do you not remember any of this? Most people’s image of her now is still because of what the sportsmen hero worshiping media said about her, and it seems you both are no different.

      • Jub-Jub says:

        Lara is a dirty home wrecker. I remember reading an interview with Fevola’s wife and she said that Lara knew they were married. It’s easy to say “oh but she was only 19″ but even at 19 most women would not do that to another woman.

      • Dash says:

        Yeah…. Lara doesn’t have a huge fan base. She might have a decent number of Twitter followers for an Aussie but that’s about it.

      • Penny says:

        Fan base? What exactly are people fans of, she doesn’t do anything except get papped. Even the Kardashian’s have work people could enjoy, but Lara really is just famous for being famous, she has zilch going on.

    • Caz says:

      Hi fellow Aussie here. Lara Bingle is very well-known in Australia for being a fame-seeker who thought she’d laid the golden goose (Michael Clarke, Aus cricket captain) and had her future set until she mucked that up by getting a dodgy agent who promoted an affair she had with Brendan Fevola (before Clarke), a well-known in Aus AFL Carlton football player, to try and gain sympathy and a springboard to other projects she could do. I recall the interview with Max Markson (her agent) where he said “this is only the start of what Lara can do”.

      The public largely called Lara & Max out on their PR BS (they sided with Brendan’s wife Alex) and she’s been trouble ever since. Clarke dumped her like a hot potato and upgraded to a suitably glamorous attention-seeking WAG and got married.

      As many others on here have already said, Lara had a short-lived reality show and has tried to keep herself in the spotlight by dating a few high profile people (Jason Derulo as well?). A lot of people admire her for her spirit, others not so much. She is quite pretty without too much makeup on. A lot of men like her for her physical appearance and would be impressed at Worthington “scoring” her.

      It is a fact that Lara has constantly phoned paps in the past to shoot “spontaneous” swims at Bondi Beach and other appearances in return for a cut of the fees. It is hypocritical of her to accuse the paps of anything. If she’s landed Sam Worthington that’s a major upgrade. Her career has gone nowhere since so she might as well get hitched to someone with a lot of money & fame…if you’re into that kind of thing. She auditioned for a host role on a tv show and was apparently dreadful. So acting/hosting are not options for her either.

      Lara being described as an equivalent to Kim Kardashian is not a long stretch.

  30. OriginallyBlue says:

    On what planet is she 26? Maybe 36 or 46. She looks rough.

  31. Ruyana says:

    Wow! Sam has come down in the world in so many ways. He has had several really beautiful girlfriends, and he marries *this*. Ugh.

  32. mar says:

    why am I the only one that thinks she is kind of pretty?

  33. Snowpea says:

    Despite being mortified on behalf of all Australians that these two are overseas behaving like westie fools and bringing shame on all of us, I would like to defend poor old Bingle on people tearing apart her looks, for looking old and haggard.

    We live in a great big country that has an unrelenting sun that burns brightly for much of the year. Sydney does have a winter, though it doesn’t get colder than about 15 degrees (60 degrees F) and you better make good use of your coat and scarf in those few weeks because it’s all you’re going to get.

    So, as Australians, we are exposed to sun from the time we are babies to the day we die. Regardless of what precautions you take, said exposure does weather you somewhat.

    I’m 39 and in reasonable shape but when I look at Pommy girlfriends who are the same age as me I’m flabbergasted that the quality of their skin is so great. It’s a fact.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Unless you were born and you lived in the Australian desert, I don’t think your reasoning makes sense.
      I was born in Italy and I could stand kind of 40degree summers since I was a baby. Bad skin is due to genes, not where you are born. I am over 40 and my skin is in better condition than this woman, wrinkle free and undamaged ;)

      • Snowpea says:

        Hiddles not true. It’s a recognised fact that us antipodeans have extensive exposure to an unrelenting sun and a diminished ozone layer to boot. Chuck into the mix a large population with Anglo-Celtic heritage and you have people that do seem more weathered than our northern counterparts.

        Plus, until the early 80′s in Australia, children were allowed to play outside and at the beach and it was an accepted byproduct of outdoor time that you would be as red as a lobster at the end of it. The Slip Slop Slap campaign of the early 80′s was really the beginning of increased sun awareness amongst outdoor loving Aussies.

        Italians (for the most part) have an olive skin that is more tolerant of fierce sunlight.

        Please, unless you have been born and lived in this southern land, how on earth would you have any idea what it’s like?

    • Dotty says:

      That’s true – they’re also missing out on the ozone layer in the atmosphere. Skin cancer is a horrible fate for many aussies. :(

    • Jarredsgirl says:

      SNowpea… I’m australian and we both know that we have sunscreen in australia. Hats too! FANCY THAT.

      • Snowpea says:

        Jarredsgirl – another Aussie…onya darls! Maybe I didn’t explain myself well enough. I’ll give it another crack!

        I meant that a lot of people born pre- 1980, experienced excessive sun exposure as children and this has manifested as sun damage as adults. Add into the mix a diminished ozone layer plus unrelenting sun and it can result in grownups who look older than Europeans/North Americans.

        Lara is still quite young, but since she grew up in the shire and sports a permatan I would suggest she has had her fair share of sun exposure, which is pretty much unavoidable unless you live in a cave.

        YES you can wear a hat, YES you can wear sunscreen and a rashie at the beach and sit under an umbrella or a tree but you have to be super vigilant ALL of the time and not all of us do that ALL of the time.

        But that’s ok…misconstrue this comment too if you like! ;)

      • Rainbowsandshit says:

        Okay, so I was born in the early 70s and have an 18 year old son who is quite often mistaken for my brother. I’m fair too. I also live in Queensland. Not all Aussies are prematurely dried up hags!!! What about Miranda and Elle and Megan Gale? All older than Bingle but look heaps younger. Comment invalid

  34. DanaG says:

    Lara Bingle is a talentless professional girlfriend who pretty much destroys the careers of whoever she dates. Sam Worthington is an idiot the whole are they or aren’t they “married” thing is just them trying to get attention. He claimed in court she was his girlfriend and said he never called her his wife. So if she was his wife he would have admitted it there. It’s just a huge publicity stunt to try and get Lara attention and some sort of career in the US. She can’t even get a career in Australia and as far as famewhores go she is pathetic. She asked for this attention then pulled this stunt and I don’t know why she wasn’t arrested. It seems pretty clear she started it and it isn’t like it’s Lara’s first time in court between her DUI’s and her complete disregard for Australian driving laws she has spent some time in front of a judge.

    • Jarredsgirl says:

      THANKYOU i noticed the effect has on men too. She destroys them! and somehow profits from it.

    • Jade says:

      Oh yes, the poor, poor men, who are always at least 10 years older then her, and aren’t really nice guys to begin with, but of course their downfall is completely all her fault! Any career ‘destroying’ that happend is all completely all on them.

      Oh and why does a swimwear model need to be talented to begin with, they just need to look good in a bikini and she does that, so what is the point you’re trying to make?

      • Lozface says:

        Jade you’ve commented on a few of these in support of Lara. I agree in part. The men are also at fault. And she does cop it somewhat from the media. But mostly self inflicted.

        When you’re engaged to the captain / future captain of the Australian cricket team, you should be conscious of the image you’re portraying and maybe be somewhat supportive of him. She could barely stay and watch him play, but certainly loved all the perks she received from their relationship, including a lot of endorsements. Kyly Clarke on the other hand knows she has some responsibility as Michael’s wife and is always there supporting him. Not to mention, Rhiannon Pointing & Lynette Waugh!

        In Australia, the Australian cricket captain garners more respect than our political leaders. We are a funny lot.

        And I am a cricket tragic :)

  35. Dotty says:

    Who are these people? Who cares…

  36. allons-y alonso says:

    Oh, christ they’re married. I can see it on the cover of every bloody magazine now by the end of the week…..ugh

  37. stef says:

    I’m from australia and I don’t think she is pregnant that’s her style.

  38. Stacey says:

    Mutual combat. Both sides are equally wrong. Waste of tax payer money to prosecute either side

    Because he has a camera he has a right to stalk a woman walking alone in NYC?

    • Jarredsgirl says:

      Stacey she is not alone. She is with her ‘large’ boyfriend who is perfectly capable of punching someone in the face 4 times. SHE attacked the guy. She is not some defenceless scared woman walking alone in NYC. And he is not stalking her, he is doing his job and from the pics its clear he was no threat to Lara.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I really dislike the excuse of “he was doing his job”. Because someone has a camera does not mean that they are a professional member of the press.

  39. Jarredsgirl says:

    As an Australian who is well aware of Lara Bingle, I have zero sympathy for her. Being pregnant doesn’t justify chasing someone down and attacking them, if you were pregnant than you would avoid any kind of confrontation. Lara Bingle is a liar, liar, liar. ANd I’m sorry… but how did this she become a model ? That face pains me – those chipmunk cheeks, overly inflated lips. GROSSSSSS

  40. se says:

    I feel for women who look older than their age. I’m in that category and let me tell you it sucks!!!!

  41. Vl says:

    Rough 26.

  42. Persephone says:

    Does any other Aussies remember Lara’s naked at the window incident?

    While filming her reality show she was staying at a Bondi Beach apartment that had been loaned to the production. One day she stood naked in front of a large window, a photographer just happened to be in the right place at the right time to get that photo. She sold the story of how violated she’d been to the women’s mags. Other than how bad it was the only publicity the show got was the nude pics and her trips to court.

    Perhaps someone should remind Lara of what happen to the boy who cried wolf at the end of the story.

  43. Sam says:

    Wow, to all the woman who are calling Lara old and rough looking for her age and weird/ugly , the 26 year olds must look 15 from where you come from, because she is such a stunning and healthy looking 26 year old, have you not seen her model her Cotton On swimwear line? She looks fantastic how the hell can anyone consider that rough and ugly? She maybe a lot of things, but she is definitely neither of those. I much rather see a woman with Lara’s body type and looks model swimwear then the 3 women who just appeared on the Sports Illustrated cover.
    http://www.popsugar.com.au/fashion/Lara-Bingle-Cotton-Body-32213267#photo-32213268

    • Rainbowsandshit says:

      Photoshop is a wonderful thing. If you follow all of the Aussie mags etc, you would realise how much work has been done to those pics. Weird chipmunk cheeks is a compliment

  44. Cupcake says:

    Ha!! She looks ALOT older than 26. She’s either lying about her age, or they have something strange in the water in Australia, since I’ve seen this before, i.e. Margot Robbie.

  45. Green Eggs & Ham says:

    I do not know the couple: but I wish she had really hurt the passive aggressive stalkarazzi. All the stalker had to do was turn off his camera and leave. I also applaud her husband. He is my hero. No man has a right to lay a hand on a woman and her husband reinforced that idea when he punched the stalker.

  46. Vilodemeanus says:

    She looks quite a bit older than her husband. Like about a decade older. Never heard of her and I’ve barely heard of him. If you’ve ever called the paps for your own purposes, you lose all credibility when you are photographed by them again because you’ve courted their attention. You’ve set yourself up and you have to live with that.

  47. Appleve says:

    That grandma looking lady is 26??????

  48. KatJ says:

    I can bet my head she did this for attention…she is well known for that in Australia. And the “stop video camera-ing me”…ahhahaaa. She is what you call a bogan. And they are embarrassing our country…I wanted to bury my head in sand upon watching that video :(
    Forgot to add that she came to prominence in Australia for dating a married footy player and ever since she’s been throwing her gold diggin’ rope around and look she finally found someone stupid enough to marry her. Ah such is life!

  49. Hiddles forever says:

    He got a restraining order… Lol

    http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/who/latest-news/article/-/21726854/sam-worthington-issued-restraining-order/

    Comments under the article are funny :D

  50. Kosmos says:

    It looks like the photographer was following her and she was upset about it, so she kept walking back toward the photographer and doing something to him, which we don’t really see, but we hear him saying that she attacked him, probably a few times. Maybe he was trying to protect himself or his camera and felt he had to kick her in the leg, but it doesn’t seem like a bad kick from what we’ve seen and heard. Then Sam came into play and that’s when he became angry and attacked the photographer as well, then took his camera, I presume. It never is a good thing when unwanted photographers continue to stalk people, so I’m very much against this practice. However, it does look like she went for him and was the first to attack.