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Demi Lovato

Settles With Punch Victim

12/23/2010 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Demi Lovato reached a financial settlement with the female dancer she punched in the face on a private jet back in October ... TMZ has learned.

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Under the settlement, Alex Welch will get money, though the amount is confidential.

Welch's attorney, Donald Karpel, tells TMZ, "The parties are satisfied and the dispute has been resolved amicably and completely."

As we previously reported, Lovato decked Welch with such force that the backup dancer had visible bruising on her left eye and cheek.

Lovato went to a treatment center shortly after the incident and claimed she felt "awful" about her behavior.


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16.

ThatNOLAguy    

Anyone claiming Demi is "hiding behind the hot topic of bullying" is a freaking moron.

Demi has been strongly active in the Anti-Bullying movement for a LONG time.

She's been very open about her having been bullied and how it effected her, for YEARS.

Yes, I know you probably weren't a fan of hers and didn't know that, but for cripes sake, there's a thing called GOOGLE, a simple google search would show that Demi recorded PSAs about Bullying and mentioned it in interviews LONG before she and Joe even dated, much less before she got into a rivalry with Ashley or punched Alex.

Demi has issues, no doubt about it, and I hope she gets the help she needs to overcome them.
But here's an idea, if you don't know jack about her, shut up until you've at least done some research to find out about her.

1310 days ago
17.

Becky    

There is nothing "demi" about her punch. Sister packs a good wallop. Indeed she has anger management issues.

1310 days ago
18.

texasknight1    

#16

you're very wrong.. although she did do those PSA's .. she also attempted to bully this girl which is why she was paid off. the girl knows far more than what demi wants to get out in a court session..

this is a cover up pay off settlement.. and im happy the girl sued her behind.

Demi.. has ALOT more problems ahead than this.. its just the beginning of the tip of the ice-berg..

so forget the "i did a PSA and am a good person crap" that was false advertisment.

1310 days ago
19.

brianna    

ahahaha demi cant even hit that hard! that bruise is nuthin!

1310 days ago
20.

ominus    

Good. Now perhaps Demi will learn the lesson... that she cannot bully, assault and batter anyone.

1310 days ago
21.

Wiley    

Demi felt so bad that she refused to give the girl a real apology. All the girl wanted was an apology! Demi's lack of character is telling.

1310 days ago
22.

JoeChief    

'is it me or does she have that low class trashy trailer park greasy haired look?"

No. I thought the same thing about alex ;)

1310 days ago
23.

SSinOC    

These celebs must be constantly getting taunted to make them lash out so that someone gets a pay off. If this happened on a private jet then how serious could the cat fight have been? It would have been broken up immediately. I still think she was into the white stuff which made her all the more erratic and explosive to someone trying to get a reaction out of her. The whole bullying BS didn't work with this story.

1310 days ago
24.

Wiley    

Anyone claiming Demi is "hiding behind the hot topic of bullying" is a freaking moron.

Demi has been strongly active in the Anti-Bullying movement for a LONG time.

She's been very open about her having been bullied and how it effected her, for YEARS.

Yes, I know you probably weren't a fan of hers and didn't know that, but for cripes sake, there's a thing called GOOGLE, a simple google search would show that Demi recorded PSAs about Bullying and mentioned it in interviews LONG before she and Joe even dated, much less before she got into a rivalry with Ashley or punched Alex.

Demi has issues, no doubt about it, and I hope she gets the help she needs to overcome them.
But here's an idea, if you don't know jack about her, shut up until you've at least done some research to find out about her.

Posted at 12:20 PM on Dec 23, 2010 by ThatNOLAguy

There's also a lot of reports from various people out there stating that Demi is actually a bully and has been for quite a while. My god, google it! All you have to do is read it instead of ignoring the obvious! You shut up until you agree to read everything, ahole.

1310 days ago
25.

JoeChief    

“you're very wrong.. although she did do those PSA's .. she also attempted to bully this girl which is why she was paid off.”

No YOU are very wrong. Bullying is HABITUALLY causing someone torment and pain. Not getting into a fight. That's not being a bully.

“the girl knows far more than what demi wants to get out in a court session..”\

Proof?

“this is a cover up pay off settlement.. and im happy the girl sued her behind.”

Not well informed are you? Being sued means that the case has to go to COURT. Settlement means that you are NOT sued. The idea of being sued means that it has to be filed and it has to be settled by a judge and jury. This was not the case and this was not getting sued. Seeing as how the amount was undisclosed, it's safe to assume the amount was pretty small.

“so forget the "i did a PSA and am a good person crap" that was false advertisment.”

And you know her so well...how? Yeah you're an idiot.

1310 days ago
26.

JoeChief    

“There's also a lot of reports from various people out there stating that Demi is actually a bully and has been for quite a while. My god, google it! All you have to do is read it instead of ignoring the obvious! You shut up until you agree to read everything, ahole.”

All celebrities have these bogus reports about them. Demi is no different. There are reports that Selena was a bitch. But you can't prove it. So STFU

1310 days ago
27.

JoeChief    

“Demi felt so bad that she refused to give the girl a real apology. All the girl wanted was an apology! Demi's lack of character is telling.”

Alex asked for a settlement and an apology. Meaning that this was part of her settlement. They say she is satisfied. So Demi must have given her a written apology. You're a moron.

1310 days ago
28.

JoeChief    

“The entire Demi thing is odd. She comes out saying how she was a victim of bullying and the reason for rehab.”

Physical and emotional issues. THAT was stated on WHY she went to rehab. Not once was bullying mentioned as one of the reason. Just Physical and emotional issues. Fact is we don't know what sent her.

“Bullying is a super hot topic these days. Then is revealed she hit this girl,”

That's not bullying. Bullying is habitually tormenting someone. This was a fight.

“she sent nasty text messages to Ashley Green”

No that's a rumor. Debunked by BOTH sides.

“and she has taken some risque girl on girl photos.”

So because she has some risque photos, you don't like her now? Well the piss off loser. She doesn't need idiot fans like you who garnered her with a saintly persona and impossible expectations. Also risque photos is not bullying...how ****ing stupid are you>

“I really don't like her now,”

Well you're an idiot. So that's to be expected.

“she has proven to be a fraud and hiding behind the hot topic of bullying-”

And you know this how? I mean people who are against bullying aren't entitled to make mistakes? How the hell does this statement of yours makes sense? Why don't you actually look UP what bullying IS. And what not. What YOU are doing is more so bullyish than anything she's done so far. Like I said before, you're a moron.

“shame on her.”

No Shame on you for being an idiot and giving her these impossible expectations to meet. So because she made a mistake, you automatically jump ship? Do the world a favor and wrap your lips a pistol. And be sure to pull the trigger when you blow your brains out.

Make sure that shot counts ;-)

1310 days ago
29.

konaehukai    

Dang, I'll bet Demi was pissed because this dancer is way hotter than her.

1310 days ago
30.

Tony    

always about the money

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