Paulina Rubio — I Didn’t Beat You Up … But Here’s $6,000

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Paulina Rubio
no le gusta dragging out a legal battle with the ex-assistant who claimed she beat the crap out of him … so she settled with him outside of court.

our sources broke the story … Felipe Restrepo Betancur sued Rubio last year … claiming she unleashed a flurry of punches and kicks on him inside an airplane, after he booked her ticket in COACH rather than 1st class. He wanted $250,000 for the alleged assault and some unpaid overtime.

Rubio denied the beating — and said Felipe was an incompetent drunk who made the whole thing up.

Rather than play he-said-she-said forever … the two struck a settlement deal this month regarding overtime. Rubio agreed to cough up $6,232.34 + the cost of Felipe”s attorneys” fees. The assault claims were tossed out by the court.