Demi Lovato to Strike Deal With Backup Dancer, Lawyer Says

Demi Lovato to Strike Deal With Backup Dancer, Lawyer Says-photo
Looks like Demi Lovato won't have to get a day pass from rehab in order to attend court after all.

Don Karpel, the attorney for back up dancer Alex "Shorty" Welch—who claims that Lovato assaulted her on the Camp Rock 2 tour, shortly before the Sonny With a Chance star entered rehab to deal with "personal" issues—tells E! Online that Lovato and her legal team are agreeable to striking a deal in order to avoid a lawsuit over the issue.

The revelation comes following news that Welch was preparing to launch legal proceedings against the Disney starlet over the October incident. Says Karpel,

"I have engaged in discussions with Demi Lovato's attorney. I'm fairly confident we will be able to resolve these issues."
Team Lovato confirms the negotiations, with a Demi spokesperson saying,
"Demi's attorneys have had an initial discussion with Mr. Karpel. They are exploring the possibility of an amicable resolution of this matter. We do not plan on making further public comments during this process."
According to TMZ, Welch was sitting on a private plane in late October with the rest of the crew from the JoBros and Demi's South American tour when Demi "walked up to Alex with a closed fist [and] struck her on the left side of her face."

On Monday, Karpel announced that he would be pursuing legal actions within "the next seven to 10 days." Welch, who reportedly suffered bruises under her left eye and on her left cheek, consulted a cosmetic surgeon following the attack, according to Karpel.

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  • asiagirl
    asiagirl

    Something had to have been said or done for Demi to hit her.I'm sure she wasn't just sitting on the plane and had the idea "I'm bored.I'm gonna punch Alex in the face." It just doesn't add up.She's only suing because Demi had deep pockets.She just wants money and the limelight.

  • Erik
    Erik

    omg! this dancer is obviously fame hungry, if they were friends then she wouldnt try to sue her, she just wants money, she needs to realise she will never be as big as demi and just get over herself! its people like that trying to bring talented kids down the reason Hollywood is crashing and burning! This particular dancer is B girl Shorty from the Beat Freaks, one of the baddest dance crews out. They placed 2nd on MTV's America's Best Dance Crew and she has performed with tons of artists and is one of the most respected breakers in the world!!!! So she is NOT some fame seeking gold digger. So obviously Miss Lovato has some SERIOUS issues!!

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    Demi is done. Finished. If she thinks the Disney money making machine will stop rolling to wait for her, she is mistaken. Disney is into MAKING money, not paying it out on lawsuits. “Demi is done. Finished.” Really? Well her record sales and her movies are saying otherwise. “If she thinks the Disney money making machine will stop rolling to wait for her, she is mistaken.” No she's not mistaken. They reworked the show for her. They even stated it was a temporary solution until she is well enough to come back. Not to mention there are talks about a “demi day” on the disney channel, yeah seems like Disney has her back. “Disney is into MAKING money,” Yes which is why they support their product. “not paying it out on lawsuits.” Disney has their own legal team you moron. Their own defense which consists of assessets within the BILLIONS. This is an entire company with it's own legal squad that are trained for these situations. Half of what they do is “pay out on lawsuits” how stupid can you possibly be?

  • sith
    sith

    Demi is done. Finished. If she thinks the Disney money making machine will stop rolling to wait for her, she is mistaken. Disney is into MAKING money, not paying it out on lawsuits.

  • nightworld5
    nightworld5

    Oh my god, laughing so hard here, COSMETIC SURGEON for a bruise???? Attention seeking little brat!

  • heidi
    heidi

    you cant even deal with a black eye?! WIMP!

  • Demi Lovato Supporter
    Demi Lovato Supporter

    [quote=Demi Lovato Supporter]i agree and nick and selena are demi true friends i luv joe and all but he already moved on like a week or 2 after the break-up

  • Demi Lovato Supporter
    Demi Lovato Supporter

    going 2 a cosmetic surgeon 4 a black eye???? girl needs 2 get a life! i agree and nick and selena are demi true friends i luv go and all but he already moved on like a week or 2 after the break-up

  • JoeChief
    JoeChief

    What a joke. That's why this world is going to hell; no accountability. Punch someone in the face for no reason, that's OK, just pay them off. That's why these spoiled rick f*cks think they can get away with anything. They're never punished for their bad/criminal behavior. Drug use? Go to rehab for a couple weeks, then start using again once the media attention dies down. Assault someone? Hire a pricey attorney and then open your check book. I wonder what happens if I decided to punch this bitch in the face for no reason? So in otherwords, basically because she is a celebrity she's not allowed to do wrong things or she's not allowed to make mistakes? cause that's all this is. A mistake. People get into fights all the time, WORSE than this and lawyers aren't even called in. Yet because of one mistake she made, you want to send her to the gallows? That is some serious Westboro Baptist ministries mentality you got going on. Fred Phelps is that you?

  • JoeChief
    JoeChief

    I don't why she's in rehab now.....she had everything going for her with a tour, 2 movies and a TV Show....I get that she punched that person but why in the hell is she in rehab for that? Anger management problems or something? That girl must have issues......it just seems stupid to me, if someone knows what its about could they explain it please? You do realize that Rehab is for more than just drugs and substance abuse right? There are many reason why people go to “Rehab” or a treatment center. Whatever it is, it's not good. But it doesn't necessarily mean it's substance abuse related.

  • James
    James

    What a joke. That's why this world is going to hell; no accountability. Punch someone in the face for no reason, that's OK, just pay them off. That's why these spoiled rick f*cks think they can get away with anything. They're never punished for their bad/criminal behavior. Drug use? Go to rehab for a couple weeks, then start using again once the media attention dies down. Assault someone? Hire a pricey attorney and then open your check book. I wonder what happens if I decided to punch this bitch in the face for no reason? “What a joke. That's why this world is going to hell; no accountability.” She's gonna end up paying Alex five digits. I'd say that's accountability. A LOT of accountability. “Punch someone in the face for no reason, that's OK, just pay them off.” Yes there was no reason at all. Because you totally got the OTHER person's side on what happened right? Oh wait...you didn't. Dumb ass. t “That's why these spoiled rick f*cks think they can get away with anything.” Not without paying a huge chunk of money to avoid a lawsuit. Hate to break it to you but celebs aren't the only one who do this. It's common to “settle” out of court to avoid hassle. Plus you want to waste precious tax dollars on a case dealing with a teenage highschool fight? Good grief. “They're never punished for their bad/criminal behavior.” And so are NON famous people. Hate to break it to you but there are non famous people who have committed “Crimes” and have only gotten a warning. “Drug use? Go to rehab for a couple weeks, then start using again once the media attention dies down.” Right because the drug allegations that were given to her were just SO reliable right? Gee how could I ever doubt the reliability of such noble news sources like TMZ and OK magazine? And don't forget the crème de la crème of all trust worthy tabloid rags Life & Style. You're an idiot kid. “Assault someone? Hire a pricey attorney and then open your check book.” Again you are aware that even if you don't have a lawyer, a court will appoint one FOR you. Not to mention that if you have a pretty clean record before hand and do some community work and take measures to help your issue, you probably won't do time for a first offense. At best community service, and some anger management courses. MAYBE house arrest. Don't need a pricy attorney for that. Do you even KNOW the law? “I wonder what happens if I decided to punch this bitch in the face for no reason?” I think she'd be pissed off because she was punched by some anonymous loser with a laptop. I know I would be. If I'm gonna get punched by someone, I want it to be someone famous.

  • Kayleigh
    Kayleigh

    omg! this dancer is obviously fame hungry, if they were friends then she wouldnt try to sue her, she just wants money, she needs to realise she will never be as big as demi and just get over herself! its people like that trying to bring talented kids down the reason Hollywood is crashing and burning!

  • Aimsc
    Aimsc

    I don't why she's in rehab now.....she had everything going for her with a tour, 2 movies and a TV Show....I get that she punched that person but why in the hell is she in rehab for that? Anger management problems or something? That girl must have issues......it just seems stupid to me, if someone knows what its about could they explain it please?

  • peetl
    peetl

    "Treatment Center, not rehab moron!" HAHAHA, dipsh*t their both the same.

  • jj17
    jj17

    Treatment Center, not rehab moron!

  • Synne Stuhaug
    Synne Stuhaug

    Sonny With a Fist! haha The girl problobly earned it.

  • Amanda :D
    Amanda :D

    What a joke. That's why this world is going to hell; no accountability. Punch someone in the face for no reason, that's OK, just pay them off. That's why these spoiled rick f*cks think they can get away with anything. They're never punished for their bad/criminal behavior. Drug use? Go to rehab for a couple weeks, then start using again once the media attention dies down. Assault someone? Hire a pricey attorney and then open your check book. I wonder what happens if I decided to punch this bitch in the face for no reason? SO TRUE! I couldn't of said it better myself.

  • izzy
    izzy

    What a joke. That's why this world is going to hell; no accountability. Punch someone in the face for no reason, that's OK, just pay them off. That's why these spoiled rick f*cks think they can get away with anything. They're never punished for their bad/criminal behavior. Drug use? Go to rehab for a couple weeks, then start using again once the media attention dies down. Assault someone? Hire a pricey attorney and then open your check book. I wonder what happens if I decided to punch this bitch in the face for no reason? where does it say in the article that they are going to pay her off?

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