Melbourne: Paparazzo Sheng Li has demanded 10.8 million dollars from Sam Worthington and his gal-pal Lara Bingle for assaulting him.
Li's lawyer has warned that the duo will face a trial that will become a spectacle, if they fail to make the payment, News.com.au reported.
The 38-year-old actor and Bingle deny liability and reported to the NYPD that the New York paparazzo pursued Bingle for four hours across the city and then kicked her, prompting the confrontation.
Li's lawyer, Mark Heller, said video footage of the incident would be damning if a trial went ahead and the video does not show the event but the model could be heard asking Li not to follow her.
Worthington's lawyers have argued in court that Li voluntarily put himself in the situation and any damages sustained by the paparazzo were caused by his own conduct.