LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Alex WelchÂ of Beat Freaks (photos below) is furious at Demi Lovato. Alex Welch (aka BGirl Shorty) was on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew (Season 3). Now she could be heading to another arena: court.
Alex Welch was one of eight members of the all female dance team that finished as runners up in the popular reality show. Most recently, Welch has been a Jonas Brothers Live in Concert Tour backup dancer. Now she has been identified as the tour member that Demi Lovato allegedly punched.
News reports this week have said Demi Lovato has previously battled âeating disordersâ and is seeking âcontrol by getting helpâ. E! adds that Lovato’s troubles have included bulimia âA source tells E! News that Demi Lovato has struggled with bulimia, and it is among one of her emotional and physical issues.â
InÂ February of 2009, Lovato posted a long myspace post which included comments about her battling issues of self-confidence. âHonestly, I feel like a new person and in the best way possible. Over the past few months Iâve really just changed my perspective on life and itâs really made me mature into a ânew meâ. Itâs weird, Iâve even been dressing more âgirlyâ because Iâve gained a lot of confidence in myself and my appearance.â
Film appearances for Alex have included Stick It, Date Movie, Step Up 2: The Streets, Bring It On: All or Nothing, Prom Night, and in the upcoming movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. And beyond Lovato, Alex has worked with Pink and Miley Cyrus. Her music video appearances have included Toni Braxton’s “Make My Heart”, Justin Bieber’s “Baby”, Jonas Brothers’s “Bounce,” and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
TMZ reports that Welch has met with attorneys about the Lovato alleged incident and “is considering legal action.”
As previously reported on LALATE, Lovato recently admitted her troubles with bullying. âFor me it was all of the verbal harassment I had to deal with. People say sticks and stones may break your bones but names can never hurt you, but thatâs not true. Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things were said to me that I still havenât forgotten.â