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Demi Lovato Punched

11/4/2010 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Demi Lovato's decision to seek treatment came after she punched a dancer who appeared on "America's Best Dance Crew" ... TMZ has learned.

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Sources tell TMZ ... Alex Welch was on the receiving end of Demi's blow.  Welch is a backup dancer on the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert Tour.  She was also a member of Beat Freaks, which got the runner-up title on season 3 of "America's Best Dance Crew."

We're told Welch -- who had a pretty nasty shiner from the incident -- has been talking to lawyers and is considering legal action.

Sources close to Demi say she feels "awful" about her behavior and took personal responsibility for it by leaving the tour and seeking help.



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166.

JoeChief    

“JoeChief, have you ever heard of the word assosicates? A person can take a thousand pictures with someone, go shopping with them, etc. and that person is only an associate of theirs.”
Actually I have heard of the word “associates” and guess what? You don't party with your associates. You don't take them out to dinner and snap a thousand pictures with said associates. Oh yeah and you don't call your associates FRIENDS either. Which was confirmed by both So yeah there you go.
“I guess you must have gotten punched in the face so many times by people you thought was your friend and that's why you think it's okay for a friend to punch another friend in the face. You probably have punched people, who you so claimed to be your friend in the face and thinks it's okay for to do that.”

Actually I haven't. Not that much at least. But I do understand that sometimes. And I SOMETIMES since you idiots don't listen. Fights get physical. I never said it was ok. But I said I understand what's happening here. Most of the time I try to talk reason. But every now and then **** happens. It is what it is. Learn something about life for a change.

“Violence is wrong and Demi had acted violence towards her dancer.”
Violence is wrong. But it's inevitable especially when one of your friends back stabs you and berates you after you show a her good time the night before. Again it is what it is.

“You are a fan of hers JoeChief. I am sure, if one of Demi's friends have punched her in the face, you would have thought that was wrong of them to do, because friends don't do that. I am sure if Selena punched Demi in the face, you would hate Selena for doing so.”
No actually I would also like to find out what happened. Like I said before, people don't get punched in the face for no reason unless there was something bad that happened. Or unless something was horribly stated. I don't condone violence yet at the same time you have to be expecting an extreme reaction when you do a friend wrong.
“Again, so many people don't know what the word friend means.”
No. YOU don't know what the word means since you got it mixed up with the wort associate.
“Demi did something she was ashamed of. She's lucky no one at the party that wasn't part of her group video her and put it up on Youtube.”
And she's trying to make up for it. What's the big deal?

1416 days ago
167.

Arch    

JoeChief,

The only idiot that you are seeing is the one you look at everyday in your mirror. You!

I'm done talking to you. Have a nice life.

1416 days ago
168.

claudia    

they are friends !!!!!!!!!!!!
D:

1416 days ago
169.

brittany    

whatevs, i love Demi. I hope she knocked the girl's teeth out with her fierce belting voice haha

1415 days ago
170.

Stacee    

Not surprised. That Demi Lavato girl looks like a demented arrogant child.

1415 days ago
171.

ABDC fan    

Demi ... you'd better not lay another hand on our Beatfreakz Bgirl Shorty!!! She dances waaay better than you and she has waaaay better attitude than you have! She can dance with a crew and be friends with crews and not punch anyone! SUE DEMI FOR ALL I CARE! she's a has-been.

1414 days ago
172.

LA    

First off, that dancer shoulda gave Demi a good lickin...second Demi talks to much **** bout ppl...evr see her tweets...this chick has issues and yes her five minutes are up...move over with ppl who have what it takes and aren't immature, at least take the wrath, since she likes to dish it out, instead of running running away, tryin to cover up with her tantrum!!! Stupid girl! hands down!

1414 days ago
173.

JoeChief    

“Demi ... you'd better not lay another hand on our Beatfreakz Bgirl Shorty!!! She dances waaay better than you and she has waaaay better attitude than you have! She can dance with a crew and be friends with crews and not punch anyone! SUE DEMI FOR ALL I CARE! she's a has-been.”

So basically all your celebrities have to be squeaky clean and extremely well adjusted people with no real issues at all right? Uh huh. That's pretty interesting. I find it funny that you call your self ABDC fan when in fact a LOT of those dancers, especially on that show have pretty ****y attitudes and are first rate prima donnas. Not to mention that you don't even KNOW this Alex BgirlShorty person at all. For all you know she could be a raving ****. Hell a lot of those dancers and performers aren't really that well adjusted either. But yeah she's just a has been. Which is why she's one of the hottest Disney commodities out there right? And people tell me that I make judgements about people I don't know... Lol the hilarity in that statement.

“First off, that dancer shoulda gave Demi a good lickin...second Demi talks to much **** bout ppl...evr see her tweets...this chick has issues and yes her five minutes are up...move over with ppl who have what it takes and aren't immature, at least take the wrath, since she likes to dish it out, instead of running running away, tryin to cover up with her tantrum!!! Stupid girl! hands down!”

People who aren't immature? Lol. That's funny coming from you who throws a tantrum online about someone you barely know. I guess that's the typical behavior and intelligence of the average celebrity hater right? You're not representing your fellow ignorant haters with much grace there hot shot. And what the **** does “at least take the wrath” means anyways? That doesn't even make sense. Are you just throwing random words out now? Also she's NOT trying to cover it up or run away. She even admitted that she was wrong and felt bad about the situation. Not to mention going to REHAB to get your issues worked out is NOT a tantrum. Good god you're stupid lol.

1413 days ago
174.

arettaga    

I guess she couldn't back down...

1413 days ago
175.

Nicole    

if i were that dancer i'd sue demi lovato for assault

1411 days ago
176.

MJones    

That girl probley deserved it! Money hungrey bitches would stick their face in front of anyones fist to get the cash in the end!! Shes been bullied and maybe shes just taking a stand saying "say something about my lips or eyes again bitch!!" she not gonna let it get to her which is a good message to other kids being bullied!! Hit em in the face!!

1410 days ago
177.

Anna    

Demi Lovato needs to grow the **** up. Shes really ruining her career. Shes cancelling her tour for ****ing "emotinonal help?" really? shes putting her job on hold ,making fans wait , because she wants "emotinal help?" and oh , the whole cause of this is Joe Jonas. First of all , never date Joe Jonas, hes a ****ing hag who needs to get the **** beat out of him, second, she had it coming. Sooner or later he was going to dump her...just like he did with Taylor ...OH expect this time... he asked his dad to break up with demi for him! Isn't he just the best ****ing mature boyfriend. These disney stars need to get their ****ing acts togther and take those sticks out their asses and grow the **** up and realize the world dosen't only revolve around them.

1407 days ago
178.

Anna    

Demi Lovato needs to grow the **** up. Shes really ruining her career. Shes cancelling her tour for ****ing "emotinonal help?" really? shes putting her job on hold ,making fans wait , because she wants "emotinal help?" and oh , the whole cause of this is Joe Jonas. First of all , never date Joe Jonas, hes a ****ing hag who needs to get the **** beat out of him, second, she had it coming. Sooner or later he was going to dump her...just like he did with Taylor ...OH expect this time... he asked his dad to break up with demi for him! Isn't he just the best ****ing mature boyfriend. These disney stars need to get their ****ing acts togther and take those sticks out their asses and grow the **** up and realize the world dosen't only revolve around them.

1407 days ago
179.

chelsalee    

why is everybody being so mean to her she told the bitch to leave and she didnt i would have punched her ugly ass too..haha

1404 days ago
180.

Kenzie    

i hope demi gets sue! she's a bitch now, just like miley and all those slutly girls. i can't believe she would do this. well it was kinda coming. but still. i hope demi and her ****ty show gets off the air and disney fires her! she's a bitch for punching such a pretty girl for her own actions. i would sue and win if i was this girl!

1402 days ago
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