Abby Lee Miller is suing the Hampton Inn & Suites after an incident in August 2020 in which the Dance momsstarShe claims she was trapped in her hotel room bathroom when the door to her toilet fell on her. Miller, who has been using a wheelchair regularly since her 2018 diagnosis of lymphoma, claims in court documents that she was given by TMZ that she was staying at a Hampton Inn & Suites in Santa Monica when a 300-lb. She nearly fell on the floor when she tried to get out of her bathroom by pushing her way through the door.
Miller claims that she was exiting the bathroom when her wheelchair’s back wheel became stuck under the sliding bathroom doors. She tried to lift it, but the door collapsed and pinned her in the wheelchair, trapping and choking her for 6 to 12 minutes. Miller claims she was unable to shout for help and had to call two hotel staff to assist her.
Miller claimed that she was eventually released from jail and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. There she was treated for injuries on her head, shoulder, and neck. She says she continues physical therapy until this day. Miller alleged that the hotel chain is not handicap accessible. She also claimed that she discovered that the laundry room in the hotel was not wheelchair-friendly, that the hallways were frequently blocked by carts that housekeeping used, and that doors within the hotel could not be opened from her position.
Miller is suing the hotel chain because of negligence, emotional distress, unlawfully discriminating, discrimination against persons with disabilities, false imprisonment, and discrimination. Miller is seeking damages in excess of $8.5 million. A statement was made to Entertainment TonightMiller’s lawyer stated that they are unable to comment on ongoing litigation. However, he added that “Abby Lee Miller is committed to using her public platform to bring attention to the multitude of indignities suffered by the failure of corporations to provide the same accessibility and services availed to the non-disabled community.”They continued: “It’s 2022, these lawsuits should be a relic of the past. Architectural barriers against the disabled community is a humiliation that no one should suffer.”