Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Came at Me Like a BEAST, Kelly Hyland Says in Lawsuit

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Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms fame is a mammoth, vicious, crazed bully who came at one of her co-stars like a rabid dog, according to a new lawsuit.

Kelly Hyland wants $5 million as a result of the fight the two got into last month during a rehearsal in NYC. It got ugly, even by Dance Moms' low standards.

Hyland claims she was upset with Abby for yelling at her two daughters, only to watch Abby jump in front of her and begin yelling and lunging wildly.

What Kelly describes next is either hilarious or scary, depending on how you look at it. She says Abby was "gnashing her teeth loudly attempting to bite [me]."

Miller, she says, presumably in an effort to make the point that she was in danger, "is a very large woman" who likely "weighs around 300 pounds or so."

As part of the legal filing, Kelly Hyland admits that she slapped Abby Lee Miller and pulled her head away during the fracas, but only in self-defense.

The footage shown on Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 7 this week backs her up for the most part, but she says producers drove her away from the scene.

Handlers put her on a plane, she believes, knowing police would issue a warrant for her arrest for not cooperating, and therefore creating a hot storyline.

Producers using tension for ratings and story manipulation? Shocking.

Hyland is suing Abby Lee Miller and the producers, alleging assault, defamation, and breach of contract, claiming she hasn't been paid since the fight went down.

She also wants $5 million in punitive damages as a result of all this.

Hyland may be reaching there, but Miller is definitely a beast in the dance studio. Just watch Dance Moms online and you'll see it every week, fights or no fights.

And speaking of celebrity fights ... here are more classics:

Dance Moms: Abby Lee Miller-Kelly Hyland Fight!
Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms goes at it with Kelly Hyland in this clip from Season 4 Episode 7.

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MABEY ABBY TO BE LEFTOTN

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Abby's business is a NON PROFIT Org.??
Can't believe that AS a Non Profit business, Abby puts the money back in the business or DONATES?
Anyone read where Abby got to do this and that as a child with her father, but gives Christy and Kelly HELL for their school activities, sleepovers, cheerleading, etc..
All one way.
Fame-she is that bug.
DOESN'T ABBY COMES UNDER SOME KIND OF LEGAL CHILD ABUSER? No, for real? Her mouth and actions on the children.
If I paid that amount for my child, I want my child and myself to be treated as humans.
Maybe her weight comes from stress with her mother growing up, and her greed for the show is........don't know.

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This show should be taken off the air. abbey is a gross overweight bully, that has no class or teaching skills. borders on child abuse the way she talks to the dancers. I think she should just go away.

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Abby hasn't trained any of the now/future NEW girls, so how can she take credit?
TELL ME: WHY DOES THE OTHER TEAMS CHEER FOR CHOLIE AND HAS SIGNS FOR HER, BUT NOT FOR ABBY, OR MATTIE?
NO ONE HAS EVER COMMENTED ON THE SHOW.
CHOLIE WAS GIVEN AN AWARD LAST YR., TO ACKNOWLEDGE HER...thought it was great ! Abby or no one else said a word.
BROOKE/PAGE WERE GOING TO BE KICKED OFF, THEN NINA.
How the girls have grown up in the past 1 1/2.
They are all stoned faced...I feel so bad for them, why take the verbal abuse?
1. How can parents subject their small children to Abby's mouth, instructions, dismissing them, TAKING OUT ABBY'S FEELINGS ABOUT THE MOTHERS ON THE CHILDREN, then she doubles her crap when talking to the children about THEIR PARENTS?
2. Parents pay for this abuse?
3. Should be Child Rules on how Abby treats them and parents.
4. Children are taken away from their parents for verbal abuse.
No matter how bad my child wanted to do it, no way.
THE ONLY GIRL THAT TALKS, says more than 2 words is the new girl.
Mattie says "Yes" and Chloe/rest looks too scared to say a word.
Would like to see scenes where the girls laugh and talk, don't think they do.
Melissa said her children comes first...so, why not own up to lieing to the parents??? I see Melissa's point, but she never owns up to anything!
DOES MATTIE TALK? SHE TREATED HER LITTLE SISTER LIKE A BITCH ONE TIME WHEN MATTIE WALKED OFF THE STAGE. LIKE TO SEE MATTIE'S ATTITUDE !
I thought DANCING was for the children's future, but its always about Abby's total scores, 1st, 2nd place...so plain to see.
Its not a beautiful anymore to see them dance....ITS THE CHILDREN'S FUTURE AND THEIR SPORT.
GOOD LUCK TO KELLY, ABBY JUMPED UP AND GOT INTO KELLY'S SPACE.
CHRISTY, YOU ARE A GREAT MOTHER, BUT IT SHOWS THAT YOU ARE ONLY PUTTING UP WITH THIS BAD CRAP BECAUSE OF YOUR DAUGHTER.
HOW CAN THEY TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR WORK, IF THEY ARE SCARED ALL THE TIME...............
MATTIE, you were the tallest, now the shorter one, don't dancers have to be tall?

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I enjoy watching dance moms.the girls dance so beautifuly my favourites are chloe.brooke.nia.paige and mackensie.i like maddie but i felt she getting special treatment.and being pitted againt her friends.and her mom was like a child running to abby telling her everything. I wouldnt trust her.i think abby is a bully and very vicious.isnt dance supposed to be enjoyable.and you dance from the heart. All abby wants is to win at all costs. So what if you come 1st. 2nd or 3rd so long as tbe girls tried their best.its up to the judges.the dan e moms should set up their own dance studio.and this rift between cathy is so pathetic.also have you noticed jills hair almosts looks like kellys. Go kelly and other dance moms especially holly she doesnt get involved in the arguments unless she needs to.

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You folks are funny. It's a tv show. The characters are acting. If you hate them or love them, then they are believable and doing their jobs. What you should be doing instead of wasting your time watching this crap, is making the world a better place to live.Think about how you feel giving into the hate. Get some sleep, spend some quality time with your kids, are you feeling a little fat like a Dance Mom, get off the couch and turn off your tv.

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And lets be real....the moms put up with it for their own selfish reasons...money...fifteen minutes of fame..because it gives their child an excellent dance education...etc.

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@ Former Young Dancer

I would like to offer a different perspective. I think these parents were a little naive. I believe it all started out as a fun business venture, but didn't realize how manipulated they would be for ratings. What child wouldn't want to be on tv and for the parents to add some money to their college funds. Kelly has wanted to quit for some time but couldn't break the contract without extreme cost. I don't think these parents are exploiting their children. They all still live in the small neighborhood homes and girls go to same schools. I think any parent would take the same opportunity not realizing what was to come

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@ sstevens

I agree. And Lifetime should be ashamed of themselves for enabling and encouraging this behavior. They should have allowed Kelly or any of the other mothers to leave when they knew it was affecting the children.

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I am NOT condoning any behavior that belittles, humiliates, or degrades a child...and Abby does that..but as a former dancer myself specifically as a kid and young adult..Abby KNOWS her business. When it comes to teaching dance,she is amazing...She just lacks that "compassion": we get from either becoming mothers ourselves, or by being happy with ones self. She is a miserable person and not happy with her own self or life, therefore she treats everyone around her like crap...including the kids..

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I'm so happy I watch the series online instead of supporting Abby... She is getting sicker and sicker and she needs help!

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I don't blame you Kelly if that fat cow was doing that to me I'd do the same.What I don't understand is why you women put your kids threw that abuse from her.She is definitely go Mad die and does not give a dam about the other girls.You should all quit her dance hall and join Kathy's.That would really piss her off.I think Kathy would treat your girls with a lot more respect then she does.You can see the hurt in your girls faces when she boasts about aMaddie and neverpraises your girls.Go Kelly.

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