'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Sues Hotel After Bathroom Door Crashed Onto Her Head

Abby Lee Miller Slams 'Dance Moms' Families Who Showed No Support While She Was In Prison

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By Afouda Bamidele on April 28, 2022 at 4:30 PM EDT

Abby Lee Miller has no love for those who abandoned her!

The dance instructor, who gained worldwide recognition for her appearances on the reality TV series "Dance Moms," recently called out her former co-stars.

While talking to ET's Denny Directo, the 56-year-old choreographer opened up about the changes in her life following her controversial imprisonment.

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Abby Lee Miller Calls Out 'Dance Moms' Co-Stars For Their Nonchalant Attitude During Her Prison Sentence

Abby Lee Miller at "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show Red Carpet

In 2016, Miller's life took an unexpected turn after the Pittsburgh native pleaded guilty to entering the United States with $120,000 worth of Australian currency without reporting it and bankruptcy fraud charges.

The case ended with the former Lifetime star receiving a year and a day prison sentence; however, the TV personality only spent eight months behind bars due to ongoing health problems.

Although this event derailed the dance instructor's reality TV career, it helped the 56-year-old realize those who truly cared about her well-being.

Looking back at her time in prison, the Abby Lee Dance Company founder did not mince her words while calling out "Dance Moms" families for neglecting her during the difficult period of her life.

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"Shame on you," the choreographer raved, "Shame on you after what I did for you, for your children -- helped make you a lot of money. You couldn’t come to visit me for eight and a half months?"

The former "Dancing with the Stars" guest judge noted that she received letters from children in other countries, yet not a single card or letter came from the families she worked with for years.

Miller's grievances against her former co-stars did not end there, as the Pittsburgh native revealed that her former co-stars used her as a stepping stone to fame.

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"People here, that I taught their children before the television show -- they were very happy customers before Dance Moms," the media personality said.

"Then during it, they were stars, they were making money, they were on top of the world -- and you’re just going to dump me?" The dance coach fumed.

Despite these families' hurtful behavior, the "Abby's Studio Rescue" star claimed the situation no longer affected her because it helped her separate friend from foe.

Although her "Dance Mom" days were over, Miller's passion as an instructor had not ended as she continued to coach dancers over Zoom in her Santa Monica home.

Four years ago, the media personality was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a condition the former Lifetime star described as "the failure of six doctors."

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The choreographer's health has been steadily improving since the cancer variant left her wheelchair dependent and "immensely" changed her perspective on life.

"I say please and thank you at least 100 times a day and to strangers," the coach revealed, explaining that being in a wheelchair made it difficult to navigate her day-to-day activities.

From getting "caught in between the clothing racks" while shopping or dropping her keys on the floor, the 56-year-old frequently received the support of good samaritans.

The "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" Star Filed A $20 Million Lawsuit

Earlier this year, The Blast reported that Miller had filed a lawsuit against Hampton Inn and Suites, a Los Angeles hotel, for over $20 million in damages.

As per the legal documents, the former reality TV star claimed that she suffered emotional and physical injuries during her stay at the hotel.

On March 26, 2020, the dance instructor checked into the establishment, which allegedly did not adequately cater to her needs because of her motorized wheelchair.

In August 2020, the choreographer's wheelchair got caught under the sliding bathroom door, which eventually crashed on her head after attempting to free herself.

The 56-year-old stated that she was pinned underneath the "300+ pound door" for six to twelve minutes before the hotel staff heard her cries for help.

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The author of "Everything I Learned about Life, I Learned in Dance Class" was rushed to the hospital, where she required physical therapy for her sustained injuries.

According to the lawsuit, the dance coach claimed that her injuries from the accident delayed her healing from previous cancer surgery.

The "Dance Moms" alum wanted over $20 million in compensation for Hampton Inn and Suites' poor conduct towards her well-being.

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