Abby Lee Miller, the star of the Lifetime reality show “Dance Moms,” is being sued by a 13-year-old dancer who claims that Miller was cruel to her students and allegedly pinched them until they bled, TMZ.com reports.
Paige Hyland, who is suing, “says she feared being physically battered because she saw Miller physically attack others on the set,” the story reports.
The piece adds, “Paige says Miller’s M.O. was to make the girls cry, deriding them for being emotionally weak, calling them names, insulting their looks … all for drama.”
Hyland also claims she was made to work 60-hour weeks, the story says. TMZ said it requested a response from Miller but hadn’t received one.
The lawsuit comes after Hyland’s mother, Kelly Hyland, had already sued Miller for allegedly emotionally abusing her daughter. Both Miller and Kelly Hyland have accused each other of physical attacks, the piece adds.