I told you about how Demi Lovato's father, Patrick, blamed at least some of his daughter's problems on the pressures of being famous in Hollywood. And how Demi (or the people around her) were not pleased. Well, that's too bad, Patrick told Radar Online.
"This is the United States of America, I can talk anytime I want to," an indignant Patrick told RadarOnline.com when asked about reports he was warned by Disney's lawyers and Demi's mother, Dianna, to stop talking about his daughter's personal demons.
According to one newspaper report, Patrick, who reportedly last saw Demi nearly three years ago, admitted he was "misquoted". But he says that's not true, and reiterated his point that the showbiz industry has strongly contributed to his daughter's problems.
Patrick did clarify that he does not blame Disney specifically.
"I'm proud that she's working for Disney, "I'm just concerned about the industry, not them [Disney] specifically because they have taken care of Demi. Shoot, they give her bodyguards. " he told RadarOnline.com.
"However, it's just the industry itself. When you chose to be a star like that it's not the people you're working for to blame. It's the whole industry… the pressures and the time element that you have to put forward.
"It's those types of things that go along with what you chose and you can't blame Disney for that."
I can see his point, although I'm not sure discussing it with the media is the way to handle things (as Michael Lohan claims to have learned). Yet sometimes public pressure can get people to behave in private…
What do you think: does Demi's father need to be quiet or should he keep speaking out?
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