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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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61.

lovatic    

she's just suing because Demi has money. what a bitch. there is obviously a reason for Demi punching her, IF that punch even happened. It could've been anyone that gave Shorty the black eye. She's suing someone who was a friend for fifteen minutes of fame. sure hope its worth it, bitch.

1334 days ago
62.

Spider    

I don't believe this story. Everyone knows that when someone hits you, you take grainy photos on your cell phone, provoke the aggressor in phone calls so you can tape them, release them to the public - then, and only then, do you speak to the police. She's done this all wrong!!

1334 days ago
63.

Wiley    

Actually, in the real world Demi would have been arrested and charged with assault. Doesn't matter if it was "provoked" or not. It's assault either way. I feel for this girl because she's trying to make a living and her choices are limited here if she wants to keep her job. Demi has shown her true colors. She bullied one of the powerless backup dancers because she didn't have the ballz to go after the real person she was angry with.

1334 days ago
64.

Maria    

OMG I've seen a lot worse bruises than this!! I highly doubt Demi would go around punching someone for no reason!! If Shorty was really Demi's friend than she talking to lawyers!! She only wants her 15 minutes of fame and when that's over noone will even remember this girl!! I also don't believe that she was knocked out of her seat from this!! It doesn't even look like Demi hit her that bad!! Believe me if Demi hit her so badly that bruise would be a lot worse!! Something had to of happened for Demi to want to punch Shorty!! I have a feeling Shorty isn't gonna get much if she takes Demi to court!!

1334 days ago
65.

Wiley    

But there is still varying degrees of right and wrong. Being punched in the face by a friend during an altercation is not the same as being wailed on you girlfriend by a boyfriend who supposed to love you. You can't compare the two in terms of being the same because they aren't. That is foolish at best.

Posted at 7:39 AM on Dec 4, 2010 by JoeChief

It's exactly the same thing and you know it. Just different criminal charge. You're an idiot and are obviously doing damage control for Demi. Are you being paid or just one of those young losers who dream of being with Demi?

1334 days ago
66.

Gem    

Shorty tried protecting her by telling other people that she had a problem, and Demi repays her with...a punch in the face.

And I am shaking my head at the fans going "LOL DAMN DEMI GOT HER GOOD!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!" yeah because it's so cool that your idol punched a friend trying to help her out in the face.

1334 days ago
67.

Daizx3    

LMAO so the cute new little disney girl was actually going around doing drugs with her scene friends and having sex with whoever was around.
And people thought Selena Gomez was the fake one.

1334 days ago
68.

Who'sThat    

wow, i remember in in high school during the 80's there were lots of fights and bullying, and in the teen movies too...there was no suing, just trying to get back at the bullies and get even somehow or just trying to keep peace..now instead of just dealing with it, it's sue sue sue everywhere!

this world has come to nothing but litigation about stupid stuff..started with that woman who spilled the dam hot coffee on herself from McDonald and all of a sudden, it was ok to sue for anything!

1334 days ago
69.

Aline    

Ok. Demi hit her! She's been bad and we know. She's been going through some tough time..so this girl -Alex something- since then is saying she is ~considering legal options~! Go ahead and screw your life with it!

I believe Demi is sick and sue her will not only make her(Alex) look bad but it'll damage her image AND will make her a gold digger! At least that's my opinion...idk.

1334 days ago
70.

kaya    

What makes me angry about this is my understanding that Demi basically discovered this girl and brought her into the world of Camp Rock thus boosting her fame. Now she wants to pursue legal action? Sad considering I have seen alot worse happen to people. Its a black eye, and even that's a stretch!!!

1334 days ago
71.

jj    

Famewhore
she was friends with demi and now she´s a backstabber
its so low to make a big thing out of it
she will not get more famous or get more fans by this action
poor girl didnt get enought attention from her parents

1334 days ago
72.

JAYRAM    

Not gonna believe anything until demi words. Why does it took more than a month to get out this pics? Why alex hasn't come out to talk then?

1334 days ago
73.

Vanessa    

I don't think Demi would just punch her for no reason, there was obviously a reason. And good for Demi, **** a bitch up if shes talkin ****, put her in her place.

1334 days ago
74.

TXluvsMJ2    

I don't know why some people think this girl instigated the attack. Demi checked herself into rehab; obviously she thinks she has some sort of problem.

Kudos to Demi for admitting that she has a problem, but she should pay this girl's medical bills and probably toss in a little something for pain and suffering.

1334 days ago
75.

philipv    

IT'S BOGOTA! NOT BOGATA!

1334 days ago
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