Days after photos of the bruises she suffered at the hands of Demi Lovato surfaced, Alex Welch is speaking out about the early November incident between her and that famous singer.
While sitting on a plane with Demi, The Jonas Brothers and others related to that tour, the 21-year dancer says she was punched in the face by Lovato, who suspected Alex of ratting out her partying actions from the previous evening.
"She walks up and punches me and literally walked away and got in her seat," Welch tells People, adding that she didn't tattle on anyone. "No one should do that and brush it over, it's not right."
Lovato entered rehab immediately following this confrontation, but has not reached out to Welch about it.
"To this day, I haven't gotten an apology. I've heard nothing," the dancer says. "That's sad if you think that person is your friend."A source close to Demi says this is just a matter of logistics, based on where Demi has been residing for the last five weeks: a treatment facility.
"Demi hasn't been able to call Alex because she is sequestered in treatment, but multiple efforts have been made to reach out to her," says the insider.
Reps for both side, meanwhile, acknowledge that there's been contact between attorneys. Confirms a spokesperson for Lovato:
"We are in the process of engaging with Alex's lawyer and hope to resolve this as quickly as possible."