Demi Lovato Dancer Threatening to Sue
Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:42:04
Demi Lovato has been accused of assault by backup dancer Alex Welch. Welch, who recently revealed what went down those fateful nights before Lovato checked herself into a treatment facility, is now threatening to sue Lovato while she is recovering in rehab!
RadarOnline reports that Welch has sought both emergency medical care and advice from a plastic surgeon relating to the injuries allegedly sustained from Lovato, whom she claimed punched her in the face while on tour right before she entered rehab.
Welch claimed that Lovato was apparently mad at her backup dancers, thinking one of them ratted her out to tour managers on her trek with The Jonas Brothers, saying that she had been engaging in inappropriate behavior. Lovato inexplicably punched Welch in the face and offered no apology, and then promptly skipped off to rehab to curtail her behavior and her issues. She hasn't been seen since.
Welch's lawyer, Donald Karpel, told the sleuths at Radar that "we will be filing a lawsuit next week. We will be seeking punitive damages for assault, battery and for mental stress." He also revealed that his client is seeking the advice of an ear, nose and throat surgeon.
Lovato is a Disney kid - Welch has to understand that the Disney legal time is as ironclad as it gets, so perhaps this suit is futile?
How should Lovato react to these allegations and lawsuit threats?