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Paulina Rubio

Accused of BEATING

Male Assistant

11/1/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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1:40 PM PT --
Paulina's lawyer has released a statement ... RIPPING Felipe as an incompetent drunk whose allegations are "the subject of fantasy and make believe."

The statement reads, "The moment after being fired and eventually recovering from his inebriation Mr. Restrepo ran to an attorney who was representing another individual in a meritless lawsuit previously filed against Ms. Rubio's company Link Tours, Inc."

"Incredibly, Mr. Restrepo has concocted a fable about being beaten by a woman half his size."

Team Rubio continues, "Notably absent from this entire story is any reference that this 'beating and humiliation' was documented or observed by anyone on the flight."

Rubio's attorney also vows to file their own lawsuit against Felipe for breaching his confidentiality agreement.

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Paulina Rubio
beat the living crap out of her personal assistant ... who happens to be a guy ... all because the singer had to sit in COACH on a flight to Mexico ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

The alleged victim is Felipe Restrepo Betancur -- who claims he worked for Rubio from August until just a few days ago ... when Paulina allegedly FLIPPED OUT at a Miami airport.

According to Felipe's lawsuit, filed in federal court in Florida, Rubio missed her plane from Miami to Mexico last weekend ... and put Felipe in charge of getting her on the next flight out.

Felipe claims there were no 1st Class seats remaining on the next flight ... and when he told Paulina she would have to sit in coach, she got really pissed off ... and took it out on him.

In his suit, Felipe claims Paulina got incredibly violent toward him once they boarded the plane ... unleashing a flurry of punches, kicks and even slaps.  He claims she also pelted him with various objects.

Felipe claims he suffered serious injuries from her attack -- including abrasions and contusions on his shins and arms. He also claims he suffered emotional damage.

Felipe says he quit his job as soon as they returned to Miami ... and now wants Paulina to fork over more than $250k to make things right.

It's not the first time Paulina has been accused of having a short temper -- she was arrested last year after allegedly getting into a screaming match with police in Florida.

We reached out to Rubio's camp -- pero no respuesta.

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1.

jackmama311    

es muy loco!

616 days ago
2.

hank the tank    

SLAPAHO!

616 days ago
3.

Obamais still aracist    

why didnt the flight attendants stop the assault,why isnt she in jail

616 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I like to think I am a gentleman and can treat a lady with the respect with which she wishes to be treated but I'll tell you what, some bitch comes at me with violence and all bets are off.

616 days ago
5.

Jay W.     

Paulina fina... shoo con beat me any da chica.

616 days ago
6.

Travis Fields    

Who is she??

616 days ago
7.

whateverIsay    

No wonder she was mad. HER FAT HEAD wouldn't fit comfortably on a Coach sized seat!!!!

616 days ago
8.

Jay W.     

Sounds like she needs some tube steak.

616 days ago
9.

ANTONIO    

didn't know paulina Rubio was famous in the US...but i am still curious.....do the american people really know this mexican woman? i am from spain and she is very well known here for her music and for her marriage to an spaniard...

616 days ago
10.

Hank    

why does TMZ assume people even know who this bitch is? I've never heard of her

616 days ago
11.

Mel    

Never heard of her.....

616 days ago
12.

Big D    

She just needs a spanking

616 days ago
13.

Truth    

WHO THE F*CK IS THIS OLD BITCH ANYWAY??? NO 1 CURR!!!!!!! #TRUTH!!

616 days ago
14.

Rufus Greenjeans    

Never heard of this crazy ****.

616 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Should've stuck her in a Cessna... you know the one's that don't make it to their destinations half the time. Maybe the assistant would have gotten lucky this time.

616 days ago
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