Abby Lee Miller is suing the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton for $8.5 million in damages after a single of the hotel’s doorways allegedly fell on leading of her, according to numerous stories.
The “Dance Moms” star — who was reportedly staying at the resort chain in Santa Monica, Calif. — claimed in court documents received by Persons Wednesday that as she was leaving the bathroom, just one of her wheelchair’s wheels bought trapped, producing the door to topple in excess of.
She alleges the additional than 300-pound doorway fell “directly” on her head and left shoulder, trapping her in her wheelchair for “approximately six to twelve minutes.”
Miller, 56, also alleges in court papers that hotel guests did not help her irrespective of her pleas, but two workers associates did ultimately carry the door off of her.
She also statements, having said that, that the hotel personnel “ignored” her on other situations and did not aid her “accessibility needs when she contacted the front desk for help.” She mentioned she was not able to use the laundry room because it was not wheelchair available and her hallway route was usually obstructed by housekeeping carts.
Miller reportedly stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites for an extended interval of time from March and Oct 2020.
The reality star is suing the resort chain for negligence, psychological distress, illegal discrimination, discrimination from people with disabilities, and phony imprisonment.
Miller was diagnosed with cancer in April 2018 following her release from prison, where by she was serving time for bankruptcy fraud. She underwent emergency surgery in June 2018 in regards to her diagnosis, and has been in a wheelchair because.
In July 2019, Miller experienced yet another regrettable accident involving her wheelchair, in which she fell out of it even though traveling at an American Airways gate.
The dance teacher wrote at the time, “I should not have had to talk to for another person to contact the paramedics and maybe the @americanair Gate Mgr should’ve at the pretty the very least requested if I was okay? Thank you to all the Pgh global Airport Escorts that were being so really form & the sizzling firemen who quickly got me on my toes, into my chair & on my way!!!”
Attorneys for Miller have not responded to requests for comment on her most recent lawsuit. A spokesperson for the Hampton Inn & Suites did instantly get back to us.