It looks like Demi Lovato might not be getting sued after all. Backup dancer Alex “Shorty” Welch has been making a lot of noise in the press accusing the troubled Disney star of assaulting her, but the lawyers are making moves to avoid a lawsuit. According to Welch’s attourney Don Karpel, both sides are attempting to settle out of court. And by that, we don’t mean a Disney rumble in the court parking lot.Ã‚Â ”I have engaged in discussions with Demi Lovato’s attorney,” Karpel toldÃ‚Â E! Online, “I’m fairly confident we will be able to resolve these issues.”
Demi’s reps confirmed the story, saying, “They are exploring the possibility of an amicable resolution of this matter.” For those of you just tuning in,Ã‚Â Alex claimed that Demi used her as a human punching bag while on a a chartered jet at the end of October. According to the backup dancer, she was just sitting there minding her own business when Demi “walked up…with a closed fist [and] struck her on the left side of her face.” We’re sure she did nothing to provoke her (not). It’s unclear whether the incident played any role in Demi’s trip to rehab soon after, but Alex reportedly consulted a plastic surgeon following the attack. Two words, Alex: ice pack.