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A representative for Demi Lovato has moved to silence rumors the troubled singer/actress is featured in a soon-to-be-leaked sex tape - branding the story "disgusting".

The Disney star, who is currently in rehab battling emotional and physical issues, hit headlines on Friday (17Dec10) when a series of racy pictures emerged online, appearing to show the 18 year old posing in just a bra and partly exposing her breasts.

The photographs prompted online gossips to speculate there could be more embarrassing revelations yet to come, but a spokesperson for Lovato is adamant claims of a sex tape are not true.

The rep tells Gossip Cop, "Perpetrating these completely unfounded rumors from supposed sources while Demi is in treatment dealing with serious physical and emotional issues is disgusting."