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A tour dancer who says that Demi Lovato punched her says that the incident came out of nowhere.
Alex Welch, 21, who has hired a lawyer, according to People.com, says that Demi confronted dancers, accusing them of tattling on her and getting her in trouble. But Welch tells People, "I felt, honestly, I didn't say anything and didn't think twice about it."
According to Welch, the next thing that happened was that Lovato punched her out of nowhere. She tells People, "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."
Following the incident, Lovato went to rehab to deal with emotional and physical issues. Welch tells People she has not received an apology, but Lovato's spokesperson tells the mag, "Demi feels awful about what happened. Right now, she is 100 percent committed to her treatment."
According to People, Welch has hired an attorney and reached out to Lovato's camp regarding the matter. Lovato's spokesperson says, "We are in the process of engaging with Alex's lawyer and hope to resolve this as quickly as possible."
Lovato's Disney show, "Sonny with a Chance," has announced that it will move forward without the actress, focusing on the "show within a show," according to the Los Angeles Times.