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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.

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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The thought of some DISNEY SHOW starlet punching someone right out of their seat really makes me laugh. just sayin'

1348 days ago


GO DEMIIIII!!!!!! <3

1346 days ago


What is with all the comments about Demi getting away with what she did and not feeling the consequences of her actions. She checked herself into rehab after this incident. How is that not taking responsibility? She knew she needed help and she is now getting it. It sucks that it took a fight to make her realize this, but some of the comments make it seem like she stabbed this girl to death or something. And I bet this girl deserved what she got in some way. You don't punch someone for no reason. And I have no sympathy or respect for someone who is after easy money. People sue for everything these days. It's disgusting.

1346 days ago


Oh please.
Get some concealer and cover that **** up.
It's no big deal.
Sure she shouldn't have punched her but I bet she deserved it.

1345 days ago


PFFFFT... wat a load of bull i tell u...such a cry baby its hardly anything! get over it... thats just stupid...i shud give Demi a pat to the shoulder for punching da b-i-y-a-t-c-h total hog for fame.. n ppl say Demi did drugs... when pigs fly... medias r such a pain in da butt... get a life Alex... literally..

1344 days ago


I'm sure if Demi punched the people that doesn't see anything wrong with her punching Alex, would sue Demi.

It's obvious that a lot of people don't realize that a person doesn't have to do anything for someone to punch them.

Demi was immature in her actions. Instead of hitting the young lady, she should have approached the young lady to find out if things were true.

Demi was in the wrong, no matter what her fans believe.

If Alex punched Demi, they would have been saying that Alex was in the wrong.

Just because someone is famous, it doesn't mean they are Golden.

1342 days ago


BAHAHAHHA this is "damage"
what a puss geez

1341 days ago


I highly doubt that demi just walked up to her and nailed in the face..she probably was leaking stories...
Alex shouldnt have gone public with it .. she should have kept it between the two of them,,
if she's gonna kick demi while she's already down.. she kinda deserved the punch! I support demi no matter what she does, what happens.. or what people say.. because shes only human .. and a teenager and is going through alot.

1338 days ago


I doubt that Demi Lovato would do this,unless she bullied Demi too. So, if Alex bullied her then she deserves it or she was pissed off and then wanted to hit something or someone.All I say is that I really feel bad and I hope she gets out of rehab.

1337 days ago


come on,
i doubt demi punched her for NO reason.
this doesnt fit together,
she obviously said something,
i know that doesnt make it right for demi to do that,
but really?! she had to do SOMETHING for demi to
beat her up to that extent.

1336 days ago

barbara soto    

big f'n deal! so what, you got punched, take it like champ. people get hit all the time, and don't get money out of it. suck it up.

1331 days ago


I'm GLAD she knocked this bitch out. She obviously deserved it. Team Demi all the way.

1331 days ago


Damn way to go demi!! :)

1327 days ago


SHE WAS PUNCHED FOR A REASON, SO SHUT UP YOU IDIOTS DEFENDING WELCH. If you think it's right for her to sue Demi, then you guys need to get a wake up call. When's the last time YOU felt like punching out someone when they did NOTHING to you?? Yeah, exactly...NEVER.

1325 days ago


Maybe this chick should 1.learn how to take a hit, SUK IT UP. or 2.HIT BACK. gash.

1300 days ago
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