Worst Celebrity Air Rage Incidents

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From shoving flight attendants to turning over snack carts or busting up the duty-free shop, famous folks sometimes let air travel frustrations get the best of them.

Paulina Rubio

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Beware the pop diva made to fly coach. According to reports, Mexican singing sensation Paulina Rubio allegedly went into a rage at a Miami airport in October 2012 and beat her former male assistant, Felipe Restrepo Betancur—even pelting him with objects. Rubio was ruffled because Betancur had to book her into coach, the only available option after they missed their original flight. Betancur claimed that his boss was so infuriated that the kicking, punching, and slapping continued even as they boarded the plane. In fact, Betancur suffered contusions and abrasions on his arms and shins.  

Consequences: Betancur is suing Rubio for $250,000 for the emotional damages and injuries he suffered.

Worst Celebrity Air Rage Incidents

Paulina Rubio

Beware the pop diva made to fly coach. According to reports, Mexican singing sensation Paulina Rubio allegedly went into a rage at a Miami airport in October 2012 and beat her former male assistant, Felipe Restrepo Betancur—even pelting him with objects. Rubio was ruffled because Betancur had to book her into coach, the only available option after they missed their original flight. Betancur claimed that his boss was so infuriated that the kicking, punching, and slapping continued even as they boarded the plane. In fact, Betancur suffered contusions and abrasions on his arms and shins.  

Consequences: Betancur is suing Rubio for $250,000 for the emotional damages and injuries he suffered.

Amy Harris/Corbis
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