Actor Gerard Butler has been given the chance to resolve his recent fight with a paparazzo without facing criminal charges.
The Scottish star stands accused of beating up a photographer who followed him as he left a Los Angeles bar last month (Oct08).
The snapper was reportedly treated in hospital for the injuries he suffered.
According to, Butler, who has yet to discuss the allegations, has been ordered to attend an informal hearing at the City Attorney's office, the goal of which is to resolve the issue without a messy court battle.