Who Is Alex Welch, Demi Lovato's Alleged Victim?
Demi Lovato was sent to a treatment center after she allegedly punched a back-up dancer on her South American tour with the Jonas Brothers. According to TMZ, that back-up dancer is the raven-haired Alex "Bgirl Shorty" Welch, one of Demi's closest friends on tour.
Who is Alex and why is she being brought into Demi's breakdown? Celebuzz has the answers.
TMZ claims that Alex was the dancer targeted by Demi in an airport fist-fight. According to the website, Alex has visible bruises and is reportedly considering legal action against the Sonny with a Chance star.
Watch Alex dancing with Big Rob and Demi during a tour show in Toronto from earlier this year.
According to sources, Demi punched Alex because she thought that she had ratted her out to her parents and manager Kevin Jonas, Sr..
Alex has refused to comment about the situation surrounding Demi, but that hasn't stopped people from speculating that she was on the receiving end of a punch from the Disney star.
Things weren't always so bad between Demi and Alex – the two were close close friends on tour and Demi even tweeted pictures of her hanging out with Alex backstage.
The 21-year-old dancer first performed with the JoBros and Demi when she appeared on Camp Rock 2 as a back-up dancer. Check out Alex dancing behind Demi in "Can't Back Down" from Camp Rock 2.
The Utah-native had her first big break when she danced on the basketball court at a Utah Jazz game when she was 12-years-old. Alex later moved to Los Angeles to become a professional dancer, dancing alongside such A-listers as Miley Cyrus, T-Pain and Justin Bieber.
Check out Alex dancing in Justin's "Baby" video.
Once in LA, Alex joined the Beat Freaks dance crew, which received the runner-up title on season 3 of America's Best Dance Crew. Alex has also appeared in Step Up 2 the Streets, Bring It On All or Nothing and Date Movie.
Alex has remained mum about the fighting allegations and she and all the dancers on the tour are reportedly bound by a confidentiality agreement – a fairly standard contract with almost all celebrities. Alex's Twitter has been fairly quiet since Demi left the tour, with no mention of the star's troubles.
Demi entered a rehab treatment center over the Halloween weekend. The star was reportedly urged to seek help following a fight with an dancer at an airport in South America. The star reportedly battled problems with eating disorders and self-harm in the past.
Want to know more about Alex? Check out more photos of her performing and hanging out with Demi before the fight.
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