Girl punched by Demi Lovato plans to sue

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It's taken Alex Welch, the backup dancer allegedly punched by Demi Lovato, a little time to come up with a legal strategy, but here it is: She suing the singer because she had to go to a plastic surgeon after the attack. Who knew Demi packed such a wallop?

"We will be filing a lawsuit next week," Welch's lawyer, Donald Karpel, told RadarOnline. "We will be seeking punitive damages for assault, battery and for mental stress." Karpel said Alex needed medical care and had to consult a cosmetic surgeon following the punch.

"After the attack, Alex had to get emergency treatment. She is now consulting a Beverly Hills ears, nose and throat plastic surgeon," Karpel added, noting that medical bills may be a part of the sought-after reparations.

Lovato, meanwhile, is still M.I.A. at a mental health care facility following the incident, which is probably for the best. Her dad told the site earlier in the week that Welch should shut her yap about the whole thing.

"Demi has really good lawyers and so does Disney, this girl shouldn't sue," Patrick Lovato told the site. "She won't win."And you know The Juice*'s solution if Alex does: That's right ... THUNDERDOME!

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