Abby Lee Miller responds to claims that ‘Dance Moms’ was a ‘toxic environment’

Abby Lee Miller is responding to claims that her studio featured in Dance Moms was a "toxic environment," according to the show's former star Maddie Ziegler.

"If it was so toxic, why did you keep doing it?" Miller questioned in a 10-minute YouTube video in which she reacted to Ziegler's latest feature on the cover of Cosmopolitan. "I had to. I tried to quit, many a time, and I was forced to come back to set because I signed a contract. News flash, the kids, the original cast, never had a contract. The moms had a contract, but the kids, well nobody wanted to pay the money and go through the process, so they were just kind of there on a handshake."

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