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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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16.

Blessedheavenangelkisses    

Yeah but was there any Face-sitting?

688 days ago
17.

AreUCrazy    

I seriously have no clue who this person is. Is she famous or just starting out?

688 days ago
18.

Majestik    

I'm calling B.S. on this story. You cannot get away with beating on someone or throwing stuff on a plane. She would've been hauled off in a second and where were all the other passengers, when this was going on?
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And he doesn't quit working for her UNTIL he gets back from Mexico? Whole story stinks to high heaven.

688 days ago
19.

dapedo    

oh yea she can beat me off i mean up any time she wants to pain is pleasure. after all rhinna is into pain and sex now too

688 days ago
20.

silk    

I don't believe this story. If that's true, the flight attendants and/or pilots would have done something. And why no one else dd or say anything. If I were on the plane, I would have told her to shut up and be quiet

688 days ago
21.

Mary Ann McQueen    

Who?

688 days ago
22.

sav    

who the hell is Paulina Rubio?

688 days ago
23.

rikki    

Who is this woman?

688 days ago
24.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

She's probably a cocaine addict from viewing her images where she's standing in daylight. Her pupils are dilated.

688 days ago
25.

mebrat24    

why didn't she hire a private jet, if she is worth 32.5 million playing a actress/singer in Mexico
who knew.....
hope he gets the 250k from the entitled bitch

688 days ago
26.

Dino     

Woow, sound like someone want some money. So the ones who don't know her, fine ... they don't need to be reading this story... simple like that !!

688 days ago
27.

Oh    

I don't care. Paulina is still Rojo Caliente...HOT !!
Not like the other a** kissing Mexican Thalia.

688 days ago
28.

Oh    

I don't care. Paulina is still Rojo Caliente....HOT !!!! Better than the other a** licking Mexican Thalia.

688 days ago
29.

CLINT    

Will someone please tell us who Paulina Rubio is and why she's important?

688 days ago
30.

Rodrigowilder    

This is a fake story, "Felipe" just want money or fame, Paulina isn't agressive!

688 days ago
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