A judge has dropped a misdemeanor battery charge against Gerard Butler over a run-in with a photographer after a movie premiere. Superior Court spokeswoman Mary Hearn says the charge was dismissed at a hearing Tuesday after the actor completed community service.

Butler could have faced up to six months in jail if convicted. His attorney, Blair Berk, declined to comment.

City prosecutors say the Scottish-born star of '300' scuffled with a photographer on Oct. 7, 2008 after leaving a premiere party for the film 'RocknRolla.'