TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

1203-the-damage-launch-tmz-ex-2-credit
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."

246 COMMENTS

No Avatar
211.

Heather    

Lord knows I do not support violence but Demi was acting out of anger of a ligit situation. Demi is a 18 or 19 year old who went out with friends (no big deal) and got "told on" like a child by one of her own dancers! I would have been pissed too! Like I said, I don't support violence but I would have prolly lost my temper too.

1224 days ago
212.

Theman    

I've had worse bruising putting my shoes on, suck it up biotch you probably deserved it.

1224 days ago
213.

wrangler003    

You people are unbelievable. You are blaming the victim for getting hit by a little hot tempered wanna be star. Yes, in hollyweird they think they can do anything they please and never be called down on it (just like the demoncraps)one in the same . Hope Alex walk's off with all her money. Maybe the little biotch would learn some kind of lesson from it, like, you do not punch people in the face for no reason except you are a jerk.

1224 days ago
214.

wrangler003    

She should have knocked that little biotch out after she hit her. If someone punched me in the eye like that, she would have an imprint of herself through the side of the plane. She would have been flattened. Hope Alex sue's the hell out of her and win's. Little tramp needs to learn a huge lession before she become's Britney, oh, sorry, she already has become that classless. Maybe, she needs to get off her drug's or high horse and try acting like a young lady. Breakdown city. All of hollyweirdo's are nothing but CRAZY.

1224 days ago
215.

JoeChief    

"She should have knocked that little biotch out after she hit her. If someone punched me in the eye like that, she would have an imprint of herself through the side of the plane. She would have been flattened. Hope Alex sue's the hell out of her and win's. Little tramp needs to learn a huge lession before she become's Britney, oh, sorry, she already has become that classless. Maybe, she needs to get off her drug's or high horse and try acting like a young lady. Breakdown city. All of hollyweirdo's are nothing but CRAZY."

So you are blaming someone else for being classless yet you want the dancer to commit murder on Demi?it's funny that you say she needs to act like a young lady when your own posts show just how idiotically barbaric and brutish you are. Might I suggest that you get your sorry ass to some kind of workshop for typical manners? You're nothing more than some classless little **** that probably watched too much springer back in your day. Get a value you moron.

1223 days ago
216.

lyssa    

such a bull**** story, lmfao.
doesn't even sound real.
tmz needs new reporters.

1223 days ago
217.

annemarie    

Lolololol damn I didn't know Demi got down like that. Idky she punched her in the face. If the girl didn't deserve, then boo on Demi's part but if the girl deserved it, Demi ftw.

1223 days ago
218.

Jasminee    

Ok it doesn't matter what Alex did Demi shouldn't have punched her. She's still a Disney Star, and shouldn't be showing bad examples.

1223 days ago
219.

jack stein    

wow... who knew demi lovato had gangsta side.

1223 days ago
220.

Jojo    

FIRST things first DEMI LOVATO punch her u can see the brusie nd that dancer can press charges against her u can't just go hitting ppl 4 no reason if demi has problems she should go hit a tree or a pillow OR JUST GO TO REHAB!!!! like every other celebirty i thought she was different but i guess not, everybody in hollywood needs help. I cant believe she doesn't know how to handle a break up goshhhhh joe jonas come on she can do better!!! im starting to think miley is sweet nd the normal one now DEMI U HAVE PROBLEMS DONT TAKE IT OUT ON THE PPL WHO R HELPING LIVE UR DREAM ON UR DANCERS IF I WERE HER I WOULD PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE ND BEAT THE **** OUT OF U, ND THEN DO THE TIME.

1222 days ago
221.

l    

FYI, she punched her cause she thought Alex had "told on her" about partying one night. if you ask me that's not a good reason to be doing that, she should be taking the consequences for her own actions instead of being violent based on just a simple assumption.

1222 days ago
222.

JoeChief    

“Ok it doesn't matter what Alex did Demi shouldn't have punched her. She's still a Disney Star, and shouldn't be showing bad examples.”

Just because you are a Disney Star doesn't mean you can do no wrong. **** happens to the best of us. And even the most level headed person in the world will have a moment where they act out in anger.

1222 days ago
223.

JoeChief    

“FIRST things first DEMI LOVATO punch her u can see the brusie nd that dancer can press charges against her u can't just go hitting ppl 4 no reason if demi has problems she should go hit a tree or a pillow OR JUST GO TO REHAB!!!! like every other celebirty i thought she was different but i guess not, everybody in hollywood needs help. I cant believe she doesn't know how to handle a break up goshhhhh joe jonas come on she can do better!!! im starting to think miley is sweet nd the normal one now DEMI U HAVE PROBLEMS DONT TAKE IT OUT ON THE PPL WHO R HELPING LIVE UR DREAM ON UR DANCERS IF I WERE HER I WOULD PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE ND BEAT THE **** OUT OF U, ND THEN DO THE TIME.”

First thing first. Grammar book. Invest in it. Second, hitting a tree and hitting a pillow does nothing. She has a problem with this girl, you confront them. Also you need to understand that celebrities are humans. And they make human mistakes as well. Nobody is who they seem to be. Not even Saintly Selena Gomez. As for Miley being sweet and normal...well she's actually “Normal” if you think about it. All these teenagers are. They have the same issues that people their age have and they act out irrationally, like most teenagers and young people do. If anything Gomez is the one who isn't “normal” at all.

However, even though Demi was WRONG in what she did and should definitely be held accountable, nobody gets punched for no reason. I don't buy it for a second that this dance did NOTHING to garner a sock to the face. If you are gonna lie about your story, at least make it believable.

Alex trying to grandstand and sell her minor bruise for something more serious is pretty much overplaying the victim card. Like it or not, Demi has rights too. And just because she owes Alex an apology and restitution fees for her troubles, doesn't mean she should be taken for a ride and robbed of an unfair amount. That's the definition of the term unconstitutional.

1222 days ago
224.

JoeChief    

“FYI, she punched her cause she thought Alex had "told on her" about partying one night. if you ask me that's not a good reason to be doing that, she should be taking the consequences for her own actions instead of being violent based on just a simple assumption.”

And if you believe that story then you probably also believe in 9/11 conspiracy theorists and UFO nuts as well as the wackos who believe that the moon landing was a government cover up. Nobody gets hit for no reason. If she is gonna make her story a fabricated lie, learn to sell it better. Because I don't believe that this Dancer said NOTHING to get a black eye.

And yes she was wrong in hitting and should take responsibility for what she did. However this dancer is now grandstanding trying to get as much money out of this as possible. It's obvious what her motives are. If she really wanted to get past this and not harp on it, she'd contact Lovato's family in private rather than sell her story to two news sources like people and inside edition. As wrong as Demi was, it's stupid to waste precious tax dollars on a lawsuit for minor damages.

1222 days ago
225.

Kyra    

Lol its a black eye it will last for about 3 days get yur panties out of a bunch nd learn how to take a punch.

1222 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web