Exclusive: Demi Lovato Settlement Report 'Completely Fabricated'

Recent reports that Demi Lovato paid dancer Alex Welch six figures after the two allegedly got into a fight are false, Demi's rep exclusively tells Celebuzz.

Demi's publicist says a Chicago Sun-Times report that the star paid Alex six figures in a settlement are "completely fabricated."

Alex has been threatening to sue Demi for reportedly punching her while the two were on tour in South America with the Jonas Brothers. Celebuzz previously spoke with attorney Stuart Slotnick who doubted that the back-up dancer would be able to win the case since her report injuries were not serious enough to merit a civil case.

"If people could sue one another for causing bruises, we would all be in a lot of trouble," Stuart told Celebuzz earlier this week, "[If there isn't] some serious injury, a lawsuit may not be appropriate."

Demi allegedly punched Alex in October while the two were boarding a private plane in Bogota, Colombia. Following the alleged fight, Demi immediately quit her tour with the JoBros and checked herself into a treatment facility. Demi is reportedly in treatment for eating disorders and issues with self-harm.

Alex previously released photos of bruises that she claims were caused by Demi's "sucker punch." Alex claims that she is planning on filing a civil suit against Demi next week.

Things weren't always so contentious between the two former friends– Demi and Alex were close friends before their reported scuffle and even appeared in Camp Rock 2 together.

Watch a video of the two dancing together in Camp Rock 2 below.

Are you Team Demi or Team Alex? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • luca
    luca

    Let's remember that Demi assaulted/battered Alex. Contrary to the way you try to paint it, this was not some 20 minute unprovoked beat down. It was one punch that caused a bruise that was done in a couple of days and nothing more. And there are reports that Alex verbally attacked Demi and provoked the anger that caused the punch. And it was perhaps not the first time Alex had gotten her twit on with her friend. Now don't get me wrong. Punching someone is not cool. But Demi has been open about the fact that she had been stressed out for weeks and snapped. Which is why she went to a rehab center where she could avoid the Paps and deal with things Alex on the other hand went on to perform and party as if nothing happened. And is trying to play a pity card to get some free press etc. Which is also not cool.

  • Jessica
    Jessica

    This is freakin' ridiculous. All the Demi fans trying to protect their precious Demi. Demi has been a victim of bullying her entire life; she's said so. Then she punches a girl like it was nothing?! Seriously, guys, COME ON! Stop worshiping your precious celebrity for one second and get this through your heads. Demi punched Alex for no reason. Alex says that she and Demi were fine. Demi threatened all the dancers because she thought someone told on her. Apparently, DEMI had been misbehaving on tour. Demi and Alex are BOTH in the wrong. Stop defending Demi; she's not always perfect. And yes, Alex is overreacting over a bruise and black eye. Do you guys even know exactly what happened? No. None of us do, so let's stop trying to get in their business.

  • nightworld5
    nightworld5

    what does she mean with " paying her for medical costs covered" ?! she got a black eye come on. it's not like she shot her or something. i've gotten a black eye before and well you don't really need medical care for ti :sand btw i think i would've punched her too! i mean that alex girl had done things against Demi all summer, and now as everyone know Demi didn't feel good this summer at all, and when you feel down like that the last thing you need is for someone to go around and call you DramaDemi all summer!! She did the right thing punching her and she did the right think to check her self into rehab so that she can get better and get control over her life again!! I couldn't agree more, Alex has had it coming, provoking Demi all Summer, I didn't know that Alex had been calling her stuff like that, but obviously from what some ppl have said, it's what she deserves. Demi's in a rehab centre and Alex is just making it harder for Demi to get the treatment she needs!

  • Lovato
    Lovato

    Uh, "Team Alex"? Alex stop being a f*cking cry baby. i'll f*cking punch you myself if you hurt demi.

  • Lovato
    Lovato

    wow...does anyone not think this demi girl is ridiculously ugly??? how is she famous??? :S i heard she even fixed her gapped teeth :o how the hell.....this is th after look...whoa. HAHAAHAHA. Mind showing us a picture of you and see who's prettier? I think not.

  • Alex
    Alex

    Though my name is Alex, I think the Alex girl is a bitch. Its a punch. Get over it. Stupid whore. Making her go into treatment, selfish bitch.

  • Jeff Ting
    Jeff Ting

    Demi punched a girl and she's still a good role model? Actually yes she is. Not only does she show people what their mistakes can lead to, she can show people how to comeback from when you are feeling down. She's probably the most "real" "role model" out there. The flawed ones are the ones that are usually the most relatable.

  • MK
    MK

    Oh please. If someone hits me, I don't sue them. If she's out dancing the night after - she's perfectly fine. If Alex is after the ca$h, she won't get any. Geez.

  • Dononvan
    Dononvan

    Demi is a bully... why are so many people attacking the victim? Let's remember that Demi assaulted/battered Alex. Seems that the press and fans have lost their minds. Are you kidding me "assaulted/battered" do you even no what those words mean and did you even read this story and how the hell would you know what demi really did god ppl like you really piss me off read the part that say "allegedly"

  • Guest
    Guest

    Demi punched a girl and she's still a good role model?

  • jasmine
    jasmine

    when is she geting out of rehab :)

  • James
    James

    James.. "So that means that she has the right to take Demi for an ungodly amount? Sorry but that's thievery. " You have no idea what Alex is asking for yet you are accussing her of aking for 'an ungodly amount'. She is not asking for facial reconstruction... she's asking to have her medical costs covered... to include if there was any deep damage. Since demi hit Alex with a fist full of large rings, there could very well be more damage than we can see in photos. Your statement of what you think Demi owes Alex is exactly what Alex is asking... nothing more. Might be a good idea to wait to see what it going on before you jump to conclusions???? Yes I am and it is an ungodly amount. You don't go to a plastic surgeon for a black eye. You go to a DOCTOR to see what the damages ARE. A general practitioner. Not a cosmetic surgeon. That sends up a couple of red flags. And I would believe that if her face looked like Charla Flippin nash. But it didn't. It looked like a black eye. And there could be more damage than what we see in the photos. However this was confirmed BY reps saying that the damages were minor. Also if the damages were more severe, then she wouldn't be able to continue the tour. She'd be at home resting. A broken bone in your face won't allow you to perform those dance moves without feeling SOME effect. Again you go to a general practioner. NOT a plastic surgeon. Six digits for skin blemishing is excessive. She's owed compensation and punis which are relevant to her damages. I might be jumping to conclusions but it's more than likely that this is a black eye. Also there no reports that she had “rings” in her fingers.

  • James
    James

    I agree with u, we shouldnt jump to conclusions because we dont always know what is going on, some allegations are false some are true, we cant always be sure there are a lot of people out there in this twisted world that twist peoples words and make it look worse than it is. We were there at the time of the so called "bashing" so we dont no the actual truth. Yes I am and it is an ungodly amount. You don't go to a plastic surgeon for a black eye. You go to a DOCTOR to see what the damages ARE. A general practitioner. Not a cosmetic surgeon. That sends up a couple of red flags. And I would believe that if her face looked like Charla Flippin nash. But it didn't. It looked like a black eye. And there could be more damage than what we see in the photos. However this was confirmed BY reps saying that the damages were minor. Also if the damages were more severe, then she wouldn't be able to continue the tour. She'd be at home resting. A broken bone in your face won't allow you to perform those dance moves without feeling SOME effect. Again you go to a general practioner. NOT a plastic surgeon. Six digits for skin blemishing is excessive. She's owed compensation and punis which are relevant to her damages. I might be jumping to conclusions but it's more than likely that this is a black eye. Also there no reports that she had “rings” in her fingers.

  • anonymous
    anonymous

    what does she mean with " paying her for medical costs covered" ?! she got a black eye come on. it's not like she shot her or something. i've gotten a black eye before and well you don't really need medical care for ti :s and btw i think i would've punched her too! i mean that alex girl had done things against Demi all summer, and now as everyone know Demi didn't feel good this summer at all, and when you feel down like that the last thing you need is for someone to go around and call you DramaDemi all summer!! She did the right thing punching her and she did the right think to check her self into rehab so that she can get better and get control over her life again!!

  • brukzzzz
    brukzzzz

    wow...does anyone not think this demi girl is ridiculously ugly??? how is she famous??? :S i heard she even fixed her gapped teeth :o how the hell.....this is th after look...whoa.

  • Brittany
    Brittany

    Look, it was wrong of Demi to punch Alex. She definitely should apologize, once she's out of rehab. I mean, look, Alex, the girl is in rehab. Give her a break. She's kind of busy trying to get better. Can you just leave her alone for a bit, then strike with your suit? The girl's clearly messed up, let her get better. Second, medical coverage? She had one bruise. What medical treatment does she expect to get with that?

  • G
    G

    James.. "So that means that she has the right to take Demi for an ungodly amount? Sorry but that's thievery. "You have no idea what Alex is asking for yet you are accussing her of aking for 'an ungodly amount'.She is not asking for facial reconstruction... she's asking to have her medical costs covered... to include if there was any deep damage. Since demi hit Alex with a fist full of large rings, there could very well be more damage than we can see in photos.Your statement of what you think Demi owes Alex is exactly what Alex is asking... nothing more. Might be a good idea to wait to see what it going on before you jump to conclusions???? I agree with u, we shouldnt jump to conclusions because we dont always know what is going on, some allegations are false some are true, we cant always be sure there are a lot of people out there in this twisted world that twist peoples words and make it look worse than it is. We were there at the time of the so called "bashing" so we dont no the actual truth.

  • Sanity
    Sanity

    James.. "So that means that she has the right to take Demi for an ungodly amount? Sorry but that's thievery. " You have no idea what Alex is asking for yet you are accussing her of aking for 'an ungodly amount'. She is not asking for facial reconstruction... she's asking to have her medical costs covered... to include if there was any deep damage. Since demi hit Alex with a fist full of large rings, there could very well be more damage than we can see in photos. Your statement of what you think Demi owes Alex is exactly what Alex is asking... nothing more. Might be a good idea to wait to see what it going on before you jump to conclusions????

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