'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller and Kelly Hyland Settle Nasty Lawsuits; Abby's Bankcrupty Hearing Date Moved
Abby Lee Miller and Kelly Hyland finally settled their "Dance Moms" lawsuits last week in Los Angeles.
TMZ reported that according to court documents, Kelly had agreed to drop her lawsuit filed against Abby and Collins Avenue Entertainment. "Dance Moms" can still use images of Kelly and her daughters, Paige and Brooke, in reruns albeit for a price. And as part of the agreement, Collins Avenue Entertainment will pay $17,500 to replace the floors in Kelly's home allegedly damaged during the show's production. They must also "keep a friendly front."
Hyland sued Miller twice last year for causing emotional stress to her 13-year-old daughter and for a catfight during a shooting in New York, TMZ said. According to IB Times, a Los Angeles judge dismissed the emotional distress case that was seeking $5 million in damages.
IB Times noted that Paige filed a separate lawsuit in October 2014 over abuse and insult, seeking more than $25,000 in damages. The court ruled that there was no evidence of the alleged violent treatment after watching relevant footages from the show.
Meanwhile, there's still another legal woe on Abby's plate. Miller is set to appear in federal court for the arraignment on the charges over bankruptcy fraud. WPXI reported that she is originally scheduled to come on Thursday, but due to work conflict, the assistant U.S. attorney has agreed to move the hearing on Monday afternoon, which the judge has also approved.
After the arraignment, the "Dance Moms" dance instructor is expected to post bond. Miller is the founder of Abby Lee Dance Company and ALDC LA. She began with "Dance Moms" in 2011 and then in three spin-offs "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition," "Dance Moms: Miami" and "Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue."
The Lifetime reality show "Dance Moms" Season 6 is currently in production and is slated to be aired in 2016.