Kelly Hyland's court battle with former "Dance Moms" co-star Abby Lee Miller has come to a close. Almost two years after suing the Lifetime star and dance coach for emotional distress, Kelly has reportedly settled with Abby and the “Dance Moms” production team.
TMZ reports that Kelly settled her lawsuit against Abby and Collins Avenue Entertainment last week in Los Angeles. Court documents reportedly show that Kelly agreed to drop her lawsuit -- which also include breach of contract claims -- if the “Dance Moms” production team agreed to pay to repair her floors inside her home, which she says were damaged by the show’s crew. The deal reportedly requires Collins Ave Entertainment to pay $17,500.
The “two sides must also keep up a friendly front,” according to TMZ, and Lifetime is now permitted to use Kelly and her daughters Paige and Brooke Hyland’s “image” for show reruns. As most “Dance Moms” fans will remember, the Hyland family parted ways with the show after Kelly was involved in a physical dispute with Abby during a Season 4 taping, which resulted in Kelly’s arrest. The fight was featured in a February 2014 episode, “Big Trouble in the Big Apple.”
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Kelly sued Abby in February 2014 seeking $5 million in damages for emotional distress following their on-screen scuffle. A Los Angeles judge tossed the reality star’s emotional distress complaint in November 2014, but moved forward with her breach-of-contract claims.
Paige, then 13, filed a separate lawsuit against Abby in October 2014, claiming the coach once tossed a chair at her and “insulted and abused” her on “an almost daily basis.” The court documents stated that Paige required medical treatment for panic attacks and was seeking more than $25,000 in damages. After watching “relevant footage” from the show, the courts ruled in July that there was no evidence of Miller’s alleged behavior and Paige’s lawsuit was dismissed.
While it appears Abby’s lawsuit with the Hylands has come to a close, her legal troubles are far from over. The dance coach was indicted on bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assists and false bankruptcy declarations charges this month. She is being accused of hiding income from 2012-13 after filing for bankruptcy in 2010 and is due in Pittsburgh on Nov. 5 for her arraignment.
“Dance Moms” is currently filming Season 6 in Los Angeles. The show is expected to return to Lifetime in 2016.