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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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"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."

But this isn't a work place violence. At least not the typical one. This wasn't a boss either. These were two friends who got into a fight. And where the he'll did you get that she was iterating her friends? Lol your personal spite amuses me.

Also nothing new has happened. We have nothing new.

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* 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.

A special jet or a private jete is not a us aircraft. It could be any kind. Hence the us has NO jurisdiction if it wasn't committed in the us.

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Demi sounds like a terrible person. Technically we call that "borderline personality disorder." This isn't the sort of thing that tends to respond to treatment.

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Demi punched her because Alex ratted her out, getting Demi into trouble. If she hadn't have told everyone Demi went out partying with her friends, this wouldn't have happened. The girl already has so much to deal with. Suing will only be worse.

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Oh COME ON!!! WHY must people sue for EVERYTHING!?! If the punch didn't do any long term damage, then just contact Lovato's people and have her pay for the medical costs and apologize and be done with it! No reason to sue someone for God knows how much over "emotional suffering" bs or whatever. Lovato was stupid and off her rocker to do this but it'd be stupid to sue someone for punching you one time. Get an apology from them and get your trip to the ER covered and MOVE ON.

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OMG! i'm sure that this bitch deserve more than that little black eye! DEMI LOVATO YOU ARE A REALLY NICE PERSON AND I HOPE WE SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE SOON :)

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I think it is bad that she punched her but I don't think that the Alex girl should be pressing charges. It is clear that Demi was not in the right state of mind AND she did go and get help with that. Plus, Demi and Alex were friends and you help your friends get through their problems you don't charge them.. thats just my opinion and like I said that doesn't mean that i support what she did.

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for those who think that demi was a spoil brat she was even close to it i to be very truthful i really could care less yah alex got her light punch out by some who does everything to disclose bullying omg aleast she regonize that she did something and apologised and then got help i'm on demi side all the ****en way

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Assault is NO joke! I can't believe people are commenting on here supporting an assaulter...

Have you ever been punched by a bully!? It sucks! And its not OKAY! Especially since Demi is all "anti-bully"... Clear this girl is off her rocker.


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1396 days ago


typical americans these days use anything and everything they can to sue for a quick buck or get 15 mins of fame... grow up

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Allen, Get a life. I realize that you're only twelve but the adults are trying to have a conversation here.

Joe Chief, thank you for breaking it down for people to try to understand. You said it all very well.

Wiley, why is it when someone's opinion differs from others, we must be paid P.R. people. We must be paid because we don't agree with you? Ridiculous. This is not even close to the same thing as domestic violence. Educate yourself before you make ignorant comments.

My best friend of thirty years and I have been in many fights, some of them physical. Sometimes she got the better of me, sometimes she didn't. We'd get over it and move on, til the next time. Never did it cross our minds to sue for monetary reward. Teenagers get in fights. Happens every day. Brush it off and move on.

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"Demi sounds like a terrible person. Technically we call that "borderline personality disorder." This isn't the sort of thing that tends to respond to treatment."

Technically you are an idiot then since you don't even know her yet you judge her for one action she did. That means that we are all bound to our mistakes no matter how big or small they are? Also I like how you act like some mental health expert when you know nothing. Get a clue moron.

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Alex -- -- has now lawyered up with high powered Beverly Hills attorney Donald Karpel and we're told she's "considering her legal options."

Harvey, are you kissing up to Karpel much?????

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Medical attention for what?

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