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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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61.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Alright, I'll bite: who is Paulina Rubio, and how do have a fight on an airplane and there are no witnesses to it? Pathetic.

636 days ago
62.

Sapphiegirl    

"incredibly violent toward him once they boarded the plane ... unleashing a flurry of punches, kicks and even slaps".....UMMM don'tcha think that if she were truly beating his ass with a flurr of punches, kicks and slaps, that the flight crew would have immediately called the airport police and yanked her ass off the plane? It's not like many on the flight crew would even KNOW who this person is OR WHY she is even famous? Hell Alec Bladwin's verbal outburst against a flight attendant was enough to get him kicked off an airplane! And he IS famous!

636 days ago
63.

JB    

For those wondering why the flight attendants didn't stop her, check out her video of "Ni Una Sola Palabra" - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkdhtb9DVWQ. She beats up about four guys in a parking garage.

636 days ago
64.

DaveT    

If it turns out to be true...What do you think will happen to Paulina Rubio?
Will she lose her career?
Will she be boycotted?
Will the media attack her?
Will the public attack her?
Oh silly me, she's a woman....these consequences only happen to men.
As for the thought that people would have stopped it if she was hitting him...What world does that happen in?
People seeing a woman smacking a man around don't do jack squat to stop it, happens all the time.
-
"Reaction To Women Abusing Men In Public "
@ Youtube

636 days ago
65.

netboy    

don't know who she is?
check out her music before talk ****s! ok?
love that song! Don't say goodbye -Paulina Rubio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOlITPpXklU

635 days ago
66.

Isai    

Ok so to everyone wondering Paulina is a MEXICAN pop singer. I'm kind of surprised TMZ ran the story on her but I'm guessing she it's because it happened in Miami??? As to everyone saying she's old, ugly and so on. She's actually rather sexy but TBH I don't like her. She's famous in the U.S. in places like Texas, and California where a lot of Spanish speaking people are so I'm not surprised a lot of you haven't heard of her. That is all.

635 days ago
67.

Julio    

She is a piece of crap!

633 days ago
68.

Gary J Minter    

Holo! Buenos dias, amigos and amigas!
Many celebrities are spoiled brats who abuse their kids and their staff---anyone they have "power" over...

633 days ago
69.

Osman    

HAHAHA GOOD JOB PAULINA

633 days ago
70.

Eduardo    

WTF her assistant is totally insane saying all these ****s! Paulina is very short i wonder how can she beat someone that big HOOOOW???

631 days ago
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