Well that didn’t take very long! Just a little over a year and a half ago, Abby Lee Miller fell victim to an atrocious attack which was not in the least bit provoked by Miller herself. Nope. Not one bit.
I’m sure all of you Dance Moms viewers (I hesitate to say fans, as I feel y’all, like me, watch out of sheer horror and weird fascination) remember the episode that aired in November of 2013 when Kelly Hyland had had enough of Abby’s hatefulness towards her two daughters. As she pointed in Abby’s face, screaming, Abby retaliated by acting as if she was going to bite of Kelly’s finger. If you need a refresher, I’ve posted a clip.
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Of course, Kelly then swats/slaps her lifelong nemesis before pulling her bangs (which sadly are reminiscent of my entire seventh grade year), causing Abby to call the police and file assault charges. Kelly then filed a suit against the dance teacher and Lifetime, requesting $5 million in damages for claims of negligence, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional stress, and defamation. The judge threw out those last two allegations.
With Kelly’s suit going forward, she can at least rest easy knowing that misdemeanor assault charge against has been dismissed. The New York Daily News is reporting that a quiet Kelly left Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday after receiving the good news. She declined comment due to her pending law suit, but the article states that she was carrying a Victoria’s Secret’s PINK brand backpack when she exited the courtroom. By far, that has to be the most random (and slightly hilarious) commentary to come out of this mess!
Kelly’s lawyer cited that un-aired video footage would show that the reality star wasn’t guilty of the accusation and previously subpoenaed over fifty hours of unedited film from the show. He further stated that it should not have taken this long for her charge to be dismissed, asserting, “If this were anyone else, this kind of case would have been resolved at the first or second appearance.”
Stipulations of the dismissal require Kelly to go through two days of counseling and stay away from Abby for six months…I doubt that latter requirement will be too hard for her!
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[Photo Credit: Lifetime]