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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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46.

ANTONIO    

for those who dont know her: She is a very famous mexican Pop Singer, very well know in the hispanic community. She lives in Miami and has been famous ever since she was a child, She is 40 now.

668 days ago
47.

C-rad    

Another has been assaulting peeps.

668 days ago
48.

TJ    

Who the F is Paulina Rubio, and why should I care about her?

668 days ago
49.

arale norimaki    

who?

668 days ago
50.

sam    

this is not true!

668 days ago
51.

Diamond Goddess!    

Y-e-a-h, methinks Paulina has had a Pepsi problem for a while
She's flipped out on people before.

668 days ago
52.

Parker    

bitch...i would have thrown a drink in her face or spit on paulina like the whore she is.......people like her get a lil fame and think they can treat people with no respect...i would have pushed the bitch under the plane!

668 days ago
53.

MrCrowley73    

Who is this s***bag nobody?

668 days ago
54.

Alejandro    

this is a lie, pau is a lady

668 days ago
55.

lucy    

i dislike her.

668 days ago
56.

Bob Dalzell    

Who the heck is Paulina Rubio and why do we care?

668 days ago
57.

Rebecca    

I see you guys don't have love for us brown skin brothers and sister. It's okay we don't like you either.

668 days ago
58.

tellmeaboutit     

WTH is a Paulina Rubio and why is she so nasty looking?

668 days ago
59.

Diamond Goddess!    

Well, sitting in coach does totes BLOW!!!
LOL!!!
=)

668 days ago
60.

JR    

It is so funny reading all the hate from other hispanic singer's fans, they can't even write decent English and are here saying she's nobody, hahaha, she had the most played video on MTV 10 years ago and recently came back to singing in English with RED ONE as her producer, buy BRAVISIMA! it is AWESOME!!!!

668 days ago
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