Paulina Rubio Due in Court

Paulina Rubio will have to take time off from finishing her new album to appear in court. The pop star faces charges of assaulting paparazzi photographer Luz Amanda Orozco that date back to 2006, when the female shutterbug says Rubio struck her with a large purse as she snapped photos of the star at Miami International Airport. Orozco was reportedly three months pregnant at the time of the alleged assault.

Rubio will appear in court on Tuesday to face the plaintiff, who is seeking $500,000 in damages. The two tried to settle the case out of court in 2008, but talks reportedly fell through when Rubio declined to pay the amount demanded by Orozco.

Whatever the verdict, we hope La Chica Dorada can put this drama behind her soon and get back to recording, because we're anxiously awaiting that first about you?