As Demi Lovato is getting treatment in rehab , the dancer she allegedly punched in the face is seeking medical reatment from a plastic surgeon and is taking action against the Disney star in a lawsuit
The dancer, Alex Welch, was on tour with the Jonas Brothers and Demi when the fight happened on a plane. She told People she has not received an apology yet.
“To this day, I haven’t gotten an apology. I’ve heard nothing,” Welch said. “That’s sad if you think that person is your friend.”
Welch ‘s attorney, Donald Karpel, says that the injuries his client sustained warranted emergency medical care and further consultation from a cosmetic surgeon. Karpel added that Welch intends to take Lovato to court.
“We will be filing a lawsuit next week,” said Karpel. “We will be seeking punitive damages for assault, battery and for mental stress.”
“After the attack, Alex had to get emergency treatment. She is now consulting a Beverly Hills ears, nose and throat plastic surgeon. ”
Will Demi have to pay for Welch’s medical bills? Perhaps. Karpel says he is in constant contact with his client and she “seems to be doing OK.”
Earlier this week, Lovato’s dad spoke to RadarOnline.com and warned Welch not to sue his daughter.
“Demi has really good lawyers and so does Disney, this girl shouldn’t sue,” Patrick Lovato said in the exclusive interview. “She won’t win.”