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Demi Lovato details: Alleged fight with a tattletale led to stint in not-rehab

November 4, 2010 |  9:51 am

Demi Lovato New details have surfaced in the Demi Lovato "not rehab" saga, chronicling the alleged events that led the 18-year-old singer to seek help for serious "issues."

When news broke that Lovato had left her spot as the  Jonas Brothers' opening act, initial speculation was that a fight with a female dancer from the tour prompted Lovato's check-in at a treatment center. 

A report in People magazine on the incident says the situation escalated during a night off from performing.

"As she did on most nights off, Demi invited her band, dancers and her parents to dinner," a source told the mag. "Afterward, she broke off with a very small group."

The remaining group then engaged in some "partying," the report says, later uncovered by Lovato's tour managers and stepfather. Lovato is alleged to have placed the whistle-blowing blame on a female Jonas dancer.

Not long after the discovery of her nocturnal activities, the group boarded a flight to their next tour stop, where Lovato and the dancer had a "short, physical altercation." Their source added that the altercation was "one-sided." 

Afterward, Demi "felt awful" about her behavior, the source concluded. "Because of this, and because of the battles Demi has fought throughout her life, both she and her family realized she needed to take steps to get help immediately."

What do you think of Lovato's dramatic time line? Tell us in comments below.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Demi Lovato at the 2008 American Music Awards. Credit: Associated Press

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