Here is another case of a father trying to get five minutes of fame from their hurting child. Add Patrick Lovato, estranged father of Camp Rock star, Demi Lovato, to the long list of parents that suck! Earlier this week, after news broke that Demi quit her tour with The Jonas Brothers and went to rehab for “emotional and physical” issues, her father decided to speak to the press about Demi’s troubled past.
Demi cut off all communication with her dad years a go. Her attorney, Jamie Young, told Us Magazine, “Unfortunately, several people have taken it upon themselves to speak out — both on and off the record – about a situation they know nothing about. Demi and her family appreciate the outpouring of support she has received while she’s working to get better.” Young also states, “No one speaks for Demi except for her designated representatives,” which does not include her estranged father.
In 2009, Demi opened up about her non-existent relationship with her dad, “The last time I talked to him was two years a go,” she said. “You try to have faith in somebody, even when you’re the last person that believes in him. But when somebody lets you down after you’ve been the only one there for them, and so many times, you don’t know what else to do.” Demi adds, “I had to cut off all connection [with Patrick]. It was hurting me too much.” I bet her father was offered some pretty big bucks to give his two cents to talk about his daughter!