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Demi Lovato's Attack Victim

The Bruising Photos

12/4/2010 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Demi Lovato left one hell of a mark when she punched a female backup dancer in the face on a private jet back in October ... and TMZ has obtained photos of the eye-swelling damage.

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These photos were taken days after Demi socked Alex Welch in the face -- leaving visible bruises on her left eye and cheek.

Sources close to Welch tell us ... the dancer was simply minding her own business on a private jet leaving Bogota, Colombia ... when Demi "walked up to Alex and with a closed fist, struck her on the left side of her face."

We're told Alex was knocked clean out of her seat -- and had to receive emergency medical attention.

Lovato was immediately removed from the plane and eventually returned home -- and then checked herself into a treatment center shortly after.

Alex -- who completed the remaining dates on the Jonas Brothers tour -- has now lawyered up with high powered Beverly Hills attorney Donald Karpel and we're told she's "considering her legal options."

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136.

FLO    

I hope that Disney is done with Devato, striking another person is not acceptable hehaviou. I hope they dump her, this would send a message to the kids watching their channel that there are consequences to your actions.

1386 days ago
137.

Zuni    

I doubt it happenned just like that, on the other end this punched dancer found herself some kind of way to make some $ out of it... I root for Demie, no one gets punched like that without instigation.

1386 days ago
138.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Oooooo! Demi's so TOUGH ain't she? Sucker-punching some pixie? Put her in the same Delusional Hall of Fame as pink & avril. Skank.

1386 days ago
139.

Debbie    

May be Oinky should study these pics and get a reality check See Oxansanity this IS what happens when someone actually punches you.

a small thing called evidence, NOT YOU EVER CHANGING STORIES ANS LYING FABRICATED STORIES

Debbie

1386 days ago
140.

DizzKid    

She punch the girl, and now she has too pay for it. What so hard too understand people?

1386 days ago
141.

AS    

Hmmmmm, yeppers...I agree just walking up and punching someone is not a cool thing buttttt...does this chick seriously want folks to believe that Demi just walked up a socked it to her for no reason? Something ain't right. Just sounds waaaaay to fishy.
If I had a nickel for everytime someone sued someone else for something stupid, I'd be debt free and then some. What a sue happy world we live in. Ooooh wait...is Gloria Allred her lawyer? Oh that would be just toooo much. Although this one isn't a hooker...just someone out for a fast buck...

1386 days ago
142.

JoeChief    

“Some of you people posting are really creeping me out. I am a Registered Nurse and believe me whenever you sustain an injury in the orbital area it NEEDS medical attention STAT.”

But it wasn't in an orbital area. It stated that the plane was already on LAND while this happened. Also if you were a trained medical nurse, you would know that it doesn't take a rather HARD hit to make a bruising impact. This is hardly a case for a “medical emergency” unless you were on House.

“The possibility of a fracture.....eye injury....concussion needs to be ruled out immediately.”

Which was. No fracture, no eye injury just a bruise. Seriously did you get your medical licsence from a box of Lucky Charms?

“And BTW if Demi Lovato is such an impulsive brutal out of control animal that she inflicts physical damage on another human being then I say SUE the BIA***.”

Lol. I like how you say you are a medical nurse, when most medical nurses are in the profession of COMPASION for most people, esepcially those a mental stability yet your idea is the “Sue the bitch” and rule out that she is an out of Control animal that likes to inflict pain on another human being? I doubt for a second that you are actually a nurse.

“Not only would I sue her I would make damn sure the little beast also had felony assault charges filed against her.”

Yeah see this is why I don't buy your whole Medical Nurse bit. It seems like you would show the same level of hostility to someone who ran a red light as well someone who murdered someone else. But also you're forgetting this HAPPENED overseas Hence no felony assault charges would be filed against anyways. So this argument is null and void. But I like how you assume you know what's going on even though your “sources” come from a bunch of spotty third party people. Nice one.

“She needs to be stopped AND taught a lesson to NOT assault ANYONE again.”

Who says you can't do that while being in therapy? Taking yourself and making sure you don't hurt anyone again is making sure you are mentally fit to NOT do it. So...you're getting what you want out of her.

“So would most of you who are posting in defense of her behaving like an animal and attacking that girl.”

You don't actually bother to READ posts do you? Because most of us here are not defending her. But we want to know what CAUSED her to do so. And someone in the MEDICAL PROFESSION, as you claim to be should also be interested in that as well since you've taken an oath to help people and BE subjective for the most part. Again I call BS on your garbage. And if you really are a nurse, you're a disgrace to the medical field.

1386 days ago
143.

lol people    

lol.

in the eyes of the law, of course u can try weasel money out of this.

in the eyes of the "common sense", shes fine. there's worst abuse than this...and they don't get paid for it.

regardless, shes not dying, shes not having health issues because of it, and it didn't slow her life down (she kept going on with the show.) this has nothing to do with assault. and from reading comments i see it was provoked(EVERY choice has a CONSEQUENCE)

now the stunt woman injured on the transformer 3 set...that worthy of a sue. not this kiddy crap

1386 days ago
144.

Kathryn    

I think you all need to stop making up rommers she just want attecntion so she made ou a stupid story saying demi punched her in the face, and even if she did it was probably on a accedent while dancing or something. You people need to stop beliveing stupid rummors unless they have aqually prove.

1386 days ago
145.

valeria    

THANKS "SHORTY" TO HELP DEMI RECOVER RAPIDLY ON REHAP .-. BECAUSE A GIRL THAT HAS PROBLEMS AND HAS APOLOGIZED SUUURE NEES YOU TO SUE HER BECAUSE OF IT -.- THANKS REALLLY YOU RUINED HER AND MY DAY!!! JUST LEAVE DEMI ALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONGEEE FORGIVE AND FORGET

1386 days ago
146.

Lief    

Lovato is completely clueless. Locking the Disney Dimwit in a treatment center is a waste of time, since there is no cure for stupidity!

1386 days ago
147.

JoeChief    

"Lovato is completely clueless. Locking the Disney Dimwit in a treatment center is a waste of time, since there is no cure for stupidity!"

You're right. Hence why she is in rehab. You however are hopeless :P

1386 days ago
148.

JoeChief    

"These are teenage girls we're talking about here. What is the fuss all about? Did no one EVER get into a fight growing up?"

Apparently being human is unknown to the fellow TMZ posters here. Kinda weird since they are posting on a site that doesn't even promote truth telling?

1386 days ago
149.

JoeChief    

Oh and let me tell you something else JOE, About America. It's called the land of “Second chances” And you know what judges DO look down upon? People who kick others while they are down. Which is what Alex Welch would be do if she was gonna press charges. A lot of these judges these days are pro second choicers when the young person in question is seeking help to better them selves. Especially if they keep their noses clean. What they do NOT like is people who sue others while they are in rehab. Which can be argued more or less that the person in question is mentally unable to defend themselves. Which a good lawyer can argue. It happened time and time before.

Look at Chris Brown. That guy beat the crap out of his girlfriend and only did community service. Not only that he was commended on being dedicated towards his community service as well as getting three grammy nods. You honestly think they are gonna Lock up Demi on a first offense? Lol silly silly boy.

1386 days ago
150.

sPaNkDeNALgAs    

GO TEAM DEMI LOVATO!!!!!

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