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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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76.

sirays    

who?

1416 days ago
77.

KAM    

DEMI HAD HER CHANCE AT STARDOM/BLEW IT! SHE'S ALL WASHED UP

1416 days ago
78.

Danielle    

Considering legal actions huh? Yeah, maybe Demi shouldn't have punched her, but considering legal actions just for that? Come on now, it's not like she shot her, she just punched her. Alex is fine and by reading her tweets, she's having a wonderful damn life. To me, it just seems like she wants the money.

1416 days ago
79.

AM    

Girls just don't walk up to other girls and hit them for no reason. There must have been some back and forth first. I'm not saying the other girl deserved it, just that the whole "minding her own business" remark is a bunch of bull. Not for females of any age. Haha

1416 days ago
80.

Ignoranceisnotcool    

Have you ever been bullied? Because if you have you will know that sometimes things happen when you ARE minding your own business. And sometimes bullies punch you for no reason at all!!!

Physically harming another person is not okay in any book! Assault is NEVER EVER EVER EVER the answer!

How could you even question that? Its absolutely vial that people are saying that its okay to punch someone!!!

ASSAULT IS NOT OKAY! DON'T BELIEVE FOR A SECOND THAT IT IS!

1416 days ago
81.

Martin    

Nice hit! Demi's a champ!
But like people said before, that girl obviously provoked her.

1416 days ago
82.

Boo    

This is bull...I highly doubt Demi just walked up to whatever the hell her name is and punched her. This whole site is bull...plus Demi must have been provoked or there must have been something that led up to this. Or these pictures are just bogus. either way this site just switched everything around.

1416 days ago
83.

Superman    

Sue! No employer should walk-up to their employees and sucker-punch them!

And wasn't this Demi bitch complaining about being bullied in school. Now, who's the bully?

1416 days ago
84.

EDITA ON STEROIDS    

-----------DEMI LOVATO COMMITTED A FEDERAL OFFENSE-----------
Title 49, Chapter 465 makes all of the following conduct a federal offense if committed within the aircraft jurisdiction of the US:

* Assault. 18 USC 113.
offenses are sentenced pursuant to the federal sentencing guidelines and not state law if committed in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the US.

1416 days ago
85.

EDITA ON STEROIDS    

The facts remain that Alex Welch "provoked" Demi Lovato by telling Demi's Management about Demi's drug use. She did this to try to get Demi the help she needed. Demi acted out, committed a federal crime assault/violence on an aircraft and is in rehab. Someone ****d up big time and it wasnt alex.

1416 days ago
86.

Louise    

I seriously doubt that this was an unprovoked attack.

I dont think that if Demi was the one to do this that it was right but something stinks about this whole situation.

The truth will come out, I wouldnt be at all suprised if a certain person in a band had a little to do with this situation.

1416 days ago
87.

Hench    

WHO is Demi Lo"Vato" holmes ??? No clue..guess just another lame ass making cash off of lame music..

1416 days ago
88.

ominus    

What some don't seem to get is this was work place violence. Thos who think this is funny or side with Demi. How would you feel if your boss walked up to you and out of the blue did this to you? If you boss slugged you in the face, knocked you on the ground and then laughted about it? Yes Demi was laughing and texting her friends afterwards about how funny it was. Looks like 'the rest of the story' is starting to come out. About time.

1416 days ago
89.

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?"

Uh no it's not The same. What chris brown did and what Demi did are at different degrees. You might as well compare a slap to the face to a royal beat down. They are not the same thing in terms of degree. Its like comparing sex to rape.

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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."

Actually yes it does. It matters who started as well as what the outcome was. Not to mention if she were charged with assault it would matter what kind of assault she was charged with. Also it matters of the traumatic effect that has happened. Which there was none. At least to a huge degree 

But your gonna judge this one person for this one act on petty fighting? How judgmental can you be? Powerless back up dancer? Please. You're a moron.

1416 days ago
90.

bob     

As #89 said, Alex, the dancer, supposedly told the tour producers or someone running the show that Demi Lovato was partying very, very hard the night before. Somehow, Lovato found this out and when she saw her on the plane hauled off and hit her. So it would appear that technically, Lovato was provoked...but not really. That said, Lovato was wrong for the cheap shot punch, and all the people defending her are full of crap.

1416 days ago
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