Ex-‘Dance Mom’ Abby Lee Miller sues hotel chain for millions after door fell on her

dance moms alum Abby Lee Miller is suing a hotel chain after a door fell on her wheelchair as she tried to navigate the bathroom, trapping her for several minutes, she alleges in a multi-year lawsuit millions of dollars.

Miller, who has used a wheelchair since being diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2018, stayed at a Hampton Inn in Santa Monica, Calif., between March and October 2020, People reported.

In August, Miller went to her hotel bathroom to wash her hands, she said in documents obtained by People. As he left the room, his left rear wheel got stuck under the sliding bathroom door. Her stall attempts caused the door to fall on her head and left shoulder, and she was trapped, she said in the filing.

For six to 12 terrifying minutes, Miller was trapped in her wheelchair, stuck under that door, she alleged. She screamed for help and two staff members lifted the door. She was treated in hospital for her injuries and has since been undergoing physical therapy, she said.

Even before that, she said, accessibility was an issue when it came to the laundry room, and cleaning carts often blocked the hallway.

Miller is seeking US$8.5 million (RM35.5 million) in damages in his lawsuit against Hampton Inn & Suites for negligence, emotional distress, unlawful discrimination, discrimination against people with disabilities and false imprisonment, according to People.

This isn’t the first time Miller has appeared in court or in the controversial spotlight. In 2015, she was charged with fraudulent bankruptcy, pleading guilty in 2016.

She was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, when she could have faced five. She was released early, in March 2018, and a few months later was diagnosed with the rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that she is still battling.

In 2020, a comeback was canceled after a Lifetime series she was to star in kicked her off after racial accusations surfaced from a former contestant on dance moms. –New York Daily News/Tribune News Service

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