Sites That Followed Demi Lovato to Treatment Need Serious Help

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By Michael Lewittes


Demi Lovato

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Last week, Demi Lovato returned to L.A. from a treatment center, where she reportedly received help for “emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time.” The young woman’s issues were serious enough to have her spend three full months in treatment and then continue outpatient counseling. That’s why Gossip Cop is alarmed by a number of sites which followed and photographed Lovato going to a center for treatment of a specific disorder we will not name.

Lovato is just 18. She is dealing with real issues. She does NOT need her problems compounded by opportunistic websites and paparazzi invading her privacy while she’s seeking help. After all, many treatments are effective because they allow patients to heal in private.

While Lovato is not seeking help for drugs or alcohol, she should be afforded the same chance to receive help anonymously. We’ve done it before, and we’re doing it again. Gossip Cop will take the high road and not rat out the sites that crossed the line, but, honestly, they should know and behave better. These sites should follow suit and give this young celebrity the privacy she deserves. This is not a scandalous issue, so why should she be in the tabloids for seeking treatment for her health?

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