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A frozen yoghurt store has said that it has not received a donation from Demi Lovato after she criticised its 'diet menu', before going on to explain she had been 'triggered'.
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Los Angeles-based store The Bigg Chilll took to social media to state that it had not received $100,000, as had been rumoured online, nor had it been contacted by the singer.
In a post to Instagram Stories, the small business claimed there were photoshopped images doing the rounds on social media, which alleged that The Bigg Chill had confirmed it had received the generous donation.
It read: "To those of you asking, we have not received any donations from Demi's team, nor do we want one.
"We have not made any changes to our menu.
"We have not heard anything from Demi since her 'sorry, not sorry' apology on Monday.
"We have not heard from her team.
"These are photoshopped images.
"Thanks again for all of your support."
The series of posts also included photos, claiming they had been altered to appear as though The Bigg Chill had accepted the money from the singer.
In the photo, someone has shared a screenshot of a tweet that claims Demi had gifted the shop $100,000 - which is denied by the shop.
In the 'photoshopped images', The Bigg Chill appears to reply: "Hello! We've had quite a lot of people asking about this. This DM is not real.
"We can gladly confirm that Demi did in fact donate to our shop!
"Unfortunately, we can not disclose the amount donated, as this is something Demi and her team wanted to keep private.
"In fact, we recently followed her and would love to do a partnership with her in the future.
"We'll post more about this, so make sure you follow us to stay posted!"
This comes after Demi shared a video to her Instagram account, in which she claimed to have been 'triggered' by The Bigg Chill's sugar-free 'diet menu'.
In the video, she says: "'I will do whatever I can to work with this fro-yo shop, if they want to, to help align the messaging so I can feel safe in there and I can eat the fro-yo that I went in there for.'
"People with eating disorders should feel safe wherever they want to go and eat."
Speaking to The LA Times on Wednesday, The Bigg Chill co-owner Cary Russell said she was shocked when she heard the singer's allegations.
She said: "I couldn't believe that she would attack us like that.
"All she had to do is pick up the phone and call me. I would have had a conversation with her and probably handled it and felt differently about it. But I felt like she just came at us and wanted to fight and accused us of things that weren't right."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Demi Lovato
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