The backup dancer who was punched in the face by Demi Lovato five weeks ago says she hasn’t gotten any apology from the Disney star so far.
“To this day, I haven’t gotten an apology. I’ve heard nothing,” Alex told People. “That’s sad if you think that person is your friend.”
She goes on and gives details about the incident. Welch says Lovato was upset at the time because the tour managers on the Jonas Brothers world tour questioned her about her behavior the previous night. Lovato then “pulled the dancers in a room and threatened: ‘If I find out who told on me …’ “ Welch remembers.
Alex says she didn’t feel guilty in any way: “I felt, honestly, I didn’t say anything and didn’t think twice about it.” However, what came next took her by surprise.
“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,” the dancer says.
Immediately after the incident, Lovato checked herself into rehab for “emotional and physical issues.” Sources close to Lovato say that “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.”
Demi’s punch left Welch with a black eye and bruised left cheek bone. She is reportedly seeking taking the matter to court. Her attorney Donald Karpel told People: “We have contacted the Lovato camp and we are waiting for a response. If we don’t hear back, we will pursue litigation.”
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