The Australian actor is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit from snapper Sheng Li following a bust-up in New York last year (14).

They were both arrested after the incident, but Worthington's assault charges were dismissed as part of a deal with prosecutors, and Li subsequently sued for damages, claiming he suffered a number of injuries.

Worthington's legal team has now filed papers arguing that film of the clash should not be admitted as evidence as part of the case because it is "unreliable and edited", according to the New York Daily News.

Li claims to have suffered shoulder, face and wrist injuries during the bust-up.