We all saw this one coming—the back-up dancer that got a beat down from Demi Lovato back in October is now planning on suing the singer.
TMZ has the photo of Alex Welch right after her physical altercation with Lovato, and she’s sporting quite the shiner on her left eye!
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Sources close to Welch say she was minding her own business on the private jet in Columbia with Demi and crew when Lovato "walked up to Alex and with a closed fist, struck her on the left side of her face."
Apparently Demi knocked Welch right out of her seat, and she required immediate medical attention! Lovato was also escorted off the plane right away, and as we all know, checked herself into a treatment facility immediately.
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So what’s next? Apparently Welch is considering her legal options. She finished up her dates on the Jonas Brothers tour, and has hired high-powered Beverly Hills attorney Donald Karpel.
So, she’s obviously suing Demi—the only question is, for how much??? I don’t know what a punch in the face is worth these days, but I’ll bet it’s in the 6-figure range at least!
Do you think Welch is justified in suing Demi? Tell us what you think in the comments!
UPDATE: Welch has broken her silence! She talked a little more about the incident with People, saying, "To this day, I haven't gotten an apology. I've heard nothing. That's sad if you think that person is your friend."
Sources from Demi's camp claim she's tried to reach out, but isn't allowed to use the phone in rehab. "Demi hasn't been able to call Alex because she is sequestered in treatment, but multiple efforts have been made to reach out to her."
Welch says she got punched because Demi apparently thought she told on her for inappropriate behavior.
"We were on the plane with the Jonases having this awesome time and I didn't get a call or text from Demi or a 'hey, you got a problem with me,' nothing. And she walks up and punches me and literally walked away and got in her seat."
"No one should walk up and do that and brush it over, it's not right," says Welch, explaining why she is speaking out now.
As for the lawsuit, Welch's lawyer says, "We have contacted the Lovato camp and we are waiting for a response. If we don't hear back, we will pursue litigation."
Demi's camp responded, "We are in the process of engaging with Alex's lawyer and hope to resolve this as quickly as possible."
Yeah we bet they do!