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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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truth    

FIRST

1359 days ago
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janet    

Who is she and who got punched?

1359 days ago
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Flower    

I hope the girl sues Lovato's little ass off. She "took responsibility" by running like a scalded dog. And then claimed it was because she was "bullied" in high school that she attacked someone. Just one more self important twit with entitlement issues.

1359 days ago
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danh    

damn, she's hot. maybe there was some jealousy from demi. check out the pics at wowurl.com/11gb1

1359 days ago
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cdm851313    

MONEY HUNGRY S***.

1359 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes! Bully!!!

1359 days ago
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SayWhat    

Lovato didnt take responsibility and leave, Papa Jonas told her to leave.
She whines about being bullied when she was younger, looks like shes the bully.
This chick is on her way to Lindseyville, and the people around her are making excuses for her.

1359 days ago
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John    

Boy they are breeding them young now, money grubbing fame whore.

1359 days ago
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Ozzie X    

so Demi went to treatment out of guilt and to show remorse.. lol

Now the story makes more sense. Demi is feisty.. I like that.

1359 days ago
10.

Wiley    

Too many reports of her being a nasty person and a bully to believe her claims. This is all just damage control. Her time was over anyways.

1359 days ago
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Mel    

Sounds like Demi is just attempting damage control. Seems she was the bully this time.

1359 days ago
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Reality     

SHE WENT TO REHAB TO AVOID A LAWSUIT. BOTTOM-LINE.

1359 days ago
13.

Hawk    

So "going to rehab" is going to be the fallback option for starlets when they get caught acting like brats?

1359 days ago
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dd    

SUE,SUE,SUE..what happened to the good old days?

1359 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Really slow news day eh? Isn't there some sleazy lindsay story we can make fun of? Even bieber with his b**ch-boy cut?

1359 days ago
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