Kelly Hyland & Abby Lee Miller Assault Case Dropped, But That Doesn't Mean The 'Dance Moms' Stars Are BFF's
Here's some news for Dance Moms fanatics. Per ET Online, on Thursday, a judge at the Bronx Supreme Court had charges dropped against Kelly Hyland, who was taken to court for slapping Abby Lee Miller in November 2013. Apparently, Hyland will be dismissed of all charges, but that doesn't mean she and Miller will be best friends anytime soon. Even though the charges were dropped, Hyland still has to spend two days in counseling and must stay away from dance teacher Miller for six months. She has to follow these two orders by the judge in order for the charges to remain dismissed.
According to Hyland's attorney, Steven Goldstein, "This was a case that, with any other person, would have been resolved on the second hearing with the same exact outcome. They did not treat her like they would everyone else. She was put through the wringer because of who she is." He added, "As her lawyer, I thought it was a very good outcome. You are walking out of criminal court with a dismissal. She is obviously happy that it is over."
On June 5, Hyland will have a compliance hearing to confirm her therapy sessions. However, her lawyer explained that she probably won't have to attend court for this.
"It's a good result for her. She has no criminal record before this," Goldstein continued. "No convictions of any kind prior. The terms are easy which reflects the nature of the type of case. Hopefully she can move on and be a mother and live happily ever after."
With all of that said, Hyland and Miller are not done with court. In February, Hyland filed a $5 million lawsuit against Miller and Collins Avenue Entertainment. However, a judge said he would most likely dismiss the suit. If that isn't enough drama for you, Hyland's 13-year-old daughter, Paige, has an emotional distress lawsuit against Miller. And you thought Dance Moms was only dramatic on camera.
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