Alex Welch, the dancer who was on the receiving end of an alleged punch from Disney star Demi Lovato, has met with lawyers about the incident and is “considering legal action”, TMZ reports.
Now Demi Lovato’s dad, Patrick, is warning the the dancer not to sue his daughter. “She won’t win,” he told RadarOnline. “Demi has really good lawyers and so does Disney, this girl shouldn’t sue.”
After a concert in early November, Demi and a “very small group” went out for a night of partying and “when tour management found out about this,” a source told People, “they talked to the people involved, including Demi. Demi reacted badly and perceived that someone on tour had told on her.”
When Demi had reason to believe that this snitching someone was one of her female dancers, she lost control and broke out into a physical fight with her the following day on a flight.
And according to reports, Demi has also gone off the rails with some excessive drug consumption. A so-called friend told RadarOnline that he saw the troubled star snorting line after line at a party: “Demi was belligerent, being slutty and doing coke all over the house. The guy who hosted the party shot multiple videos of this and what I’ve seen with my eyes, Demi is screaming, ‘F**k all of you, I’m famous, I don’t care what any of you think of me the whole world loves me.’ He shot her in the bathroom as she was finishing a line (of cocaine).”
Demi was only sixteen when she achieved celebrity status, and as we have seen with the public meltdowns of high profile stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, being under the limelight and constant scrutiny of the media can take its toll.
Eating disorders and self-mutilation are often used to help the individual cope with, block out, and release troubling feelings and emotions. Drink and drug problems often also come into play.
Demi has been in a treatment center since October and according to her father “she is so strong and she is getting better every day.” He went on to tell RadarOnline that Walsh is only looking to sue his daughter because she his after her money.
“Demi is so successful and and she has plenty of money, that’s why this girl would be going after her,” Patrick insisted. “She wouldn’t do this if Demi wasn’t famous.”
Do you think Welch stands a chance up against Demi and her powerful lawyers, or would she best of to take heed of Patrick’s words of warning and steer clear of court?
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