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Whoa, things just got real. Up until now, all we knew about the alleged assault of Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller by Kelly Hyland was that it had to do with the latter’s issues with the former’s treatment of her daughters. However, Abby Lee is now coming out with guns blazing, explaining her decision to press charges by insinuating that Kelly is a danger to her daughters. Wait… really?!

Abby Lee and Kelly were both in NYC last week for the initial court dates dealing with the November incident. The judge ruled that the dance mom should steer clear of any contact with her daughters’ dance instructor for the time being — though that didn’t stop Abby Lee from talking about her foe to the paparazzi. And boy did she talk.

When the Lifetime reality star was asked about what she hopes to get out of the trial, she implied, in so many words, that Kelly’s daughters (and Abby Lee’s dance team members) Brooke and Paige, were at risk through their mother’s actions.

“I [asked my friend], ‘Do you think I’m doing the right thing?’” Abby Lee began to TMZ outside of the courthouse. “And they said, ‘Hey Abby, if you don’t press charges against her, the next thing, it’s going to be those two kids killed in the car with her.’” And if Abby wasn’t clear enough with that statement, her friend adds this: “Drunk driving.” Big accusations! Is she implying that Kelly has a drinking problem? Could this be what started the fight? We will likely find out soon — the whole catfight was caught on Lifetime’s cameras, after all.

Abby Lee also had a lot to say about Kelly’s police escort entourage into and out of the court.

“I think men think she’s sexy … She plays the dumb blonde thing. I don’t do that. I’m very aggressive. I know what I want, I go after it. I don’t need a man to do my dirty work for me. She does.” Throwing further shade about her sparring partner’s marriage she adds: “But notice it wasn’t her husband.” Shots fired!

Are you surprised by these new accusations? Do you think Kelly might have a drinking problem? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: TMZ


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