Paulina Rubio is accused of striking a former personal assistant, who is now filing suit against the Mexican singer.
As E! News reported, Paulina Rubio was accused of beating up her assistant after he booked her a last-minute flight on coach rather than first class. The man is filing a $250,000 assault and battery lawsuit after the alleged incident.
Court documents filed by Felipe Restrapo Betancur claim that the events took place “on or about” October 28, with Paulina Rubio accused of flying into a rage when she arrived late for a flight from Miami to Mexico. Betancur claims that he booked Rubio a flight on the next plane to Mexico to keep her from being late for an appointment, but he was only able to get a ticket in coach.
In the lawsuit, Paulina Rubio is accused of striking “the Plaintiff with her fists, and verbally abused Plaintiff calling him names.” It goes on to state that Rubio remained abusive of Betancur throughout the entire weekend they were together, slapping and kicking him hard enough to cause abrasions and contusions to his shins and arms.
Betancur quit after he and Rubio arrived back in Miami.
Rubio wasted little time responding to the suit, TMZ noted. Here lawyer released a statement saying:
“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.
“Notably absent from this entire story is any reference that this ‘beating and humiliation’ was documented or observed by anyone on the flight.”
Her lawyer went on to say that, because Paulina Rubio was accused of battery on false terms, she planned to file a countersuit of her own.