Here's what Patrick Lovato had to say about being told to keep quiet:
"This is the United States of America, I can talk anytime I want to."
Lovato made a point to clarify that he doesn't blame Disney specifically for Demi's issues, but rather the industry in general:
"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. As far as I'm concerned she's in great hands with Disney."
"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."
Here's what Demi's dad had to say about his estrangement with his daughter:
"It hasn't been my choice. In the last couple of years I've been out of the loop, that's for sure. That's not only their choice but it was my choice too… as I never wanted to interfere with her career."
"I never wanted to stand in their way because we've been away from each other from quite some time, so I didn't want them to think that now that she's a star, I wanted to get back into her life."
"That's the reason, I didn't want to be in their lives, I didn't want them to think I was trying to scoot in and be part of the mix when I hadn't been part of the mix in a while."
Seems like you're NOT being very dadlike, Patrick. Maybe it's time to be quiet.
After 2 years of silence, do you really think your family is going to appreciate you going to the media to discuss Demi's issues?
Think about it!
What do U think? Should Patrick be quiet? Does he have the right to speak up?
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