Singer/actress Paris Hilton claims she was punched in the face by former beauty queen SHANNA MOAKLER at Hollywood nightclub Hyde in the early hours of this morning (04OCT06). Hilton alleges the estranged wife of rocker Travis Barker walked up to her at around 1am, "used the most vile of language" and then hit her in the jaw, according to her publicist Elliot Mintz. However, Moakler claims Hilton's boyfriend STAVROS NIARCHOS bent her wrist back, before pouring a drink over her and pushing her down some stairs. Both women have filed police reports alleging battery. Hilton's publicist Mintz tells, "(Moakler) shouted a barrage of obscenities and attacked her. "She called me right afterwards and told me that she did not need to go to the hospital, but that she would file a police report. "I can't say for certain why this happened, but Moakler is known to be upset by rumours that Paris is dating Travis Barker. Those rumours are not true. They are not dating." Hilton was recently linked to Barker in media reports. Barker and Moakler filed for divorce in August (06).