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Abby Lee Miller Faces New Abuse Charges in Dance Moms Lawsuit

Abby Lee Miller, the controversial star of the Lifetime show 'Dance Moms,' is under fire again in a new lawsuit. (Photo: Getty)

Abby Lee Miller, the controversial star of the Lifetime show ‘Dance Moms,’ is under fire again in a new lawsuit. (Photo: Getty)

Abby Lee Miller, under fire earlier this year in court over the way she treats children on her popular show “Dance Moms,” is facing new allegations of abuse and bullying from a former 13-year-old pupil.

The child, identified in court papers as Paige Hyland, claims Miller terrorized her students to purposely create drama on the show.

Paige claims she suffered panic attacks and extreme anxiety out of fear of being physically attacked, according to court papers obtained by TMZ.

In February, TheImproper reported that Paige’s mom, Kelly Hyland, filed suit in Superior Court in California against Miller and the show’s production company Collins Avenue Entertainment.

She also charged that Miller routinely abused and bullied children, including Paige and daughter Brooke, 16.

Paige alleges that Miller sometimes pinched dancers “’till they bled” to incite drama on the show. She said she witnessed Miller physically assaulting other dancers and feared she’d suffer the same fate.

Lawyer Michael Shaprio, who represents the teen says he’s more interested in preventing Miller from continuing with the show rather than a huge monetary settlement.

“It’s the most repugnant case I’ve been involved in after 49 years of practice,” he told the gossip site.

Hyland and her two children were kicked off the show after a shouting match with Miller led to blows.

Hyland was shown on television slapping Miller, although she says she was just warding off the aggressive dance instructor.

After the Hyland incident other moms and professional dance instructors started online petitions demanding that Disney/ABC, which owns Lifetime, cancel the show.

So far, Disney has taken no action.


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