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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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Melissa    

Dang people who comment on some of these stories have the IQ of a rock. For everyone saying "There's no way this came from nowhere and she was minding her own business".. we have already been told what happened by the media. YES.. she was just standing there. Demi and a bunch of other wannabes from her group went out on the town when they weren't supposed to. Word got back to parents and minders and Demi got a talking to about her partying. she thought THIS girl is the one who told on her so she punched her in the face. This has already been said MANY places. You probably excuse your thug kids behavior,too. And, yes, if you put your hands on someone like a thug..your butt needs to be sued. Hit her where it hurts. Disney pops out the best role models... good grief

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122.

SNAFU    

And was the little ... charged with assault?

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123.

Annonymous    

Waow so she sucker punched sum chick..that makes u real badass demi....

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124.

sara    

what demi did was just woooow, but hey theres two sides to the story, shorty must have done somthing to have gotten a punch like that, and wtffff, 1/4 of our population gets punched, yes it assault but get it over it, demi is getting help in that rehab center, dont ****ing kick her while shes already down, and those of you saying demi's a spoiled brat wtf why?? cause she punched somone?? we dont know the whole story so stfu and that same thing goes for the people saying she desverves it

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125.

Kate    

1- NO ONE deserves to be punched. What would you do if someone punched you in the face? I'm guessing you wouldn't consider them a 'friend' anymore. Who cares about the 'oh she was never a real friend to demi blah blah' issue. Honestly people, get a grip.

2- Demi clearly needs help: I used to be a fan of hers but no doubt she's gone into a downward spiral. I only wonder what happened to the sweet girl who used to post vids on youtube with Selena Gomez. So sad.

Im on the victim's side on this one.. not Demi's.
-- On the same note, I don't think Demi has a mental disorder.. I think it's a simple case of spoiled and entitled starlet gone wrong. And yes, she's a celebrity so she's under constant scrutiny by the public. If she does something stupid (ie punching someone) we are ALLOWED to ascertain her character based simply upon the fact that if any other person did the exact thing that Demi did, would anyone REALLY be on her side? No. Demi fans- don't fool yourselves into thinking you all know her and know what kind of person she is. Celebrities aren't your FRIENDS, they have no idea who you are and probably couldn't care less.

1334 days ago
126.

Jaqueline Tapia    

ok you can barly tell demi lovato did t hit her as hard wow! lol

1334 days ago
127.

JoeChief    

“I think it's funny that she is a spoke's person against bullying. And I'm pretty sure she entered rehab because she was advised to do so because she will probably be taken to court and that will make her look better.”

Assumption assumption assumptions. It was already reported that she apologized to the dancer as well. Also how does this effect her stance as someone against bullying? You aware that even bully VICTIMS have their moments of being a “Bully”? Which isn't really a bully moment seeing as how these kids just got into a fight. She entered rehab for anyone else who has done so. To work their issues out.

“For everyone saying "There's no way this came from nowhere and she was minding her own business".. we have already been told what happened by the media. YES.. she was just standing there.”

No you were told by third party sources that THIS came from nowhere. You haven't heard the entire story. Which usually consists of BOTH sides. You can't make a fair judgement unless you hear from the OTHER side as well. And since we have yet to HEAR from the other side, this is all speculation that her attack was unprovoked. From my experience, you don't get hit unless you did something to provoke it. Especially with friends.

“Demi and a bunch of other wannabes from her group went out on the town when they weren't supposed to.”

When they weren't supposed to? What is this some kind of BS christian elitist attitude? Please

“Word got back to parents and minders and Demi got a talking to about her partying. she thought THIS girl is the one who told on her so she punched her in the face.”

This was the girl who ratted her out. She didn't deny it and it was obvious she did. Also she was the one partying WITH Demi at the time. Which makes her just as guilty in doing the partying. Yet she tried to save her own ass by selling out a friend? That's still no excuse to hit someone. But no. That's not cool and can be seen as provocation.

“This has already been said MANY places.”

Many places that are none the less spotty and unproven. We heard from ONE side. Not the the other.

“You probably excuse your thug kids behavior,too. And, yes, if you put your hands on someone like a thug..your butt needs to be sued. Hit her where it hurts.”

Oh I'm sure she'll get something. But like I said. It won't be a lot to get anything huge. We can already rule out criminal charges since she didn't file the police report or even bother to look up rules dealing with overseas incidents. Civil charges will most likely occur if she does in fact decide to press a civil law suit. However given the fact that she waited a few days AFTER to take the pictures and haven;'t heard anything concrete, it;'s to assume that this sill settle out of court. For a reasonable amount. She's not gonna get anything huge for a black eye and a minor bruise. Maybe medical expenses and a small restitution fee along with legal bills being paid off. But nothing huge.

“Disney pops out the best role models... good grief”

Since when was Disney is the business of pushing out role models? They are an entertainment business. They are in it for making cash cows and PRODUCT. That is what Lovato is to them. Product.

This is all old news guys. We haven't seen anything here that hasn't already been talked about. We knew Alex was talking to lawyers. All we have is a name and that she was considering “legal actions” This is all old news.

1334 days ago
128.

JoeChief    

“1- NO ONE deserves to be punched. What would you do if someone punched you in the face? I'm guessing you wouldn't consider them a 'friend' anymore. Who cares about the 'oh she was never a real friend to demi blah blah' issue. Honestly people, get a grip.”

No but people who DO get punched sometimes did something for it to occur. Nobody ever gets punched for no reason. At least not when it comes to two friends. Being ratted out is not a GOOD reason, but a reason none the less. Also it is possible to get into a fight a friens and still be friends. I guess you have no idea what being friends really means.

“2- Demi clearly needs help: I used to be a fan of hers but no doubt she's gone into a downward spiral. I only wonder what happened to the sweet girl who used to post vids on youtube with Selena Gomez. So sad.”

Well then you were never a fan. You were a fence sitter. You were never a fan of someone. If you were, then you would at least support her while still thinking what she did is wrong. It's possible to do both. But if you jump ship when you realize that the person you are a fan of is HUMAN then you aren't a fan. What if Selena Gomez one day does something you don't like? You gonna write her off as well because she made a very human mistake? You're pathetic.

“Im on the victim's side on this one.. not Demi's.”

Is not Demi a victim or sorts as well? People who have Bully moments are also considered “Victims” so you're gonna judge one person without even hearing them out properly? You're a sad sad person.

“On the same note, I don't think Demi has a mental disorder.. I think it's a simple case of spoiled and entitled starlet gone wrong.”

Wow, gee thank you for giving us your educated analysis on someone you don't even know. Even if you don't even hold a degree in psychology or a degree in human behavior as well. You can't diagnose someone if you haven't even heard their side or talked to them. You don't know what she's going through or who she is. You don't even see her on a daily basis yet you are making a claim against her as if you know her or what her problem is? Lol you're so flawed.

“And yes, she's a celebrity so she's under constant scrutiny by the public.”

So being under the public eye means that she can't have problems or make mistakes? You're an idiot.

“If she does something stupid (ie punching someone) we are ALLOWED to ascertain her character based simply upon the fact that if any other person did the exact thing that Demi did,”

Yes you are allowed to ascertain her character based off of ONE mistake she made. You'd also be wrong about it and judging by your hap handed argument, you would most likely be WRONG about it as well. Basically you are saying that taking sides is ok without even hearing the other person's side to the story. You're a fool.

“would anyone REALLY be on her side?No.”

Well you're wrong about that as well. People ARE on her side because we don't know the story.

“Demi fans- don't fool yourselves into thinking you all know her and know what kind of person she is.”

Well KATE, the same goes for you. Don't foll YOURSELF into thinking you know her and what kind of person she is because of ONE mistake she allegedly made without even hearing her side of the story. Which is basically what YOU are doing. Good job moron. You contradicted yourself.

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129.

JoeChief    

"Regardless, Demi will be much more successful post-rehab than she was before. We like our b!tches crazy, and we can never have enough Brit Brits running around braless with detaching weaves or Lindsay Lohans fighting over snatch and blow up in the club."

I was just gonna say. People like their celebs a bit on the nutty side. Hence why Vanessa Hudgens is popular and why we give Britney and Lindsay so much attention. Also look at miley. Can't sing or dance or act yet she's the most famous one out of Demi, Selena and herself. Go fig.

1334 days ago
130.

Maude    

She looks like a Jonas brother...

1334 days ago
131.

JoeChief    

“Joe Chief shut the f uck up. You get black eyes when the c ock slips out of your mouth obviously.”

I find it funny you call HER a bully yet you insult people with gay jokes and what not. I also like how you pretty much assume you know what she is like because she made a mistake. I guess people have to be flawless in your eyes when they are on TV right? Because celebrities are not allowed to be human? You're an idiot kid.

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132.

Crabby    

Some of you people posting are really creeping me out. I am a Registered Nurse and believe me whenever you sustain an injury in the orbital area it NEEDS medical attention STAT. The possibility of a fracture.....eye injury....concussion needs to be ruled out immediately. And BTW if Demi Lovato is such an impulsive brutal out of control animal that she inflicts physical damage on another human being then I say SUE the BIA***. Not only would I sue her I would make damn sure the little beast also had felony assault charges filed against her. She needs to be stopped AND taught a lesson to NOT assault ANYONE again.IF I were to pull some B.S. like that I would be sitting in a jail cell. So would most of you who are posting in defense of her behaving like an animal and attacking that girl.

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133.

omgitsyou!    

These are teenage girls we're talking about here. What is the fuss all about? Did no one EVER get into a fight growing up?

1334 days ago
134.

Crystal    

She thinks she found an easy way to get some money....Gosh!

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135.

Joe    

Joe Chief, you spend TOOOO much time and attention on an internet board defending some tween with no talent for bullying someone. I would probably think you need help if wasn't for the fact that she's 18. Ekk. Get outside and get some fresh air. Sure we all love posting but, constantly? and attacking anyone who says that it's wrong to resort to violence? OOOOkay. WOW.
Anyways... Disney is very much in the business of popping out role models. That IS their business though they fail at it miserably. If it wasn't their business they wouldn't try to push the purity rings, contain Miley's mishaps and send Demi to rehab (don't be dumb enough to believe it was her idea. please.) When you make your money off the backs of little kids and tweens, it is your responsibility to hold yourself to a standard. It's really a responsibility of everyone to do that but, as you can tell by the dumbass comments on here, it doesn't happen. Brawling on a plane like a skank isn't that standard. To anyone who says it was just like a slap in the face...STFU you idiots. It is NEVER ok to put your hands on someone unless you are defending yourself. I agree your kids are probably the bratty a$$ kids disturbing everyone in public and bullying at school. Wake up people. You know why you haven't heard both sides of the story? Demi has no side. "UHHH I punched some girl in the face because she told on me for drugging it up and drinking at 18. Thats not anyones business!!" except the cops, her parents, the people who pay her, and the mothers of children who look up to her. She affects Disney's image and if she doesn't want to act like a lady get a new job! But, it's kinda hard to do that when you have zero talent. Oh, that girl WILL get paid. because there is tons more to the story then we know and I promise you Demi and Disney doesn't want the whole story coming out so they will pay her off. Thats why she didn't press charges. Those are the legal options she is weighing. She will get a FAT check because a spoiled, talentless joker threw a temper tantrum. Thats America :)))

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