Grieving mother of Samantha Miller – who was killed by ‘drunk driver’ on her wedding night – claims she’s being ‘BULLIED’ as she posts emotional videos, after suing her son-in-law and challenging validity of their marriage

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Lisa Miller (pictured), the mom of a bride killed by a drunk driver on her wedding day, has claimed she is being 'bullied' in one of several emotional videos shared on social media

The mother of a bride killed by a ‘drunk driver’ on her wedding day has revealed she is being ‘bullied’ in one of several emotional videos shared on social media. 

Samantha Miller, 34, was fatally mown down on April 28 while she was celebrating her wedding at Folly Beach in South Carolina.

Jamie Lee Komoroski, 26, was three times over the legal driving limit when she smashed her car into Miller’s golf cart, which was carrying the bride and her new husband, Aric Hutchinson, 36. He was left severely injured.

The bride’s mother, Lisa Miller, is now taking legal action against her son-in-law, accusing him of fraud and ‘dishonoring my daughter’ amid a row about insurance claims and settlement cash.

Amid the legal wrangling, Miller posted a video, crying as she talked about dealing with the loss of her daughter on Facebook, along with a video meme on TikTok claiming she is being ‘bullied’.    

Lisa Miller (pictured), the mom of a bride killed by a drunk driver on her wedding day, has claimed she is being ‘bullied’ in one of several emotional videos shared on social media

Samantha Miller, 34, and Aric Hutchinson, 36, are pictured on their April 28 wedding day. She would be killed by a drunk driver shortly after this photo was taken

Samantha Miller, 34, and Aric Hutchinson, 36, are pictured on their April 28 wedding day. She would be killed by a drunk driver shortly after this photo was taken

A Toyota Camry driven by Jamie Lee Komoroski, 26, is seen smashing through the fence

A Toyota Camry driven by Jamie Lee Komoroski, 26, is seen smashing through the fence

Jamie Lee Komoroski, 26, is pictured in a mugshot after the fatal crash

Jamie Lee Komoroski, 26, is pictured in a mugshot after the fatal crash

‘I never thought that if I ever lost my child, I would be bullied on top of the grief that I suffer,’ Miller said in the caption of the TikTok video posted Tuesday. 

Her words accompanied an image of a man walking alone through a scenic mountainous area, accompanied by a segment of I’ll Stand By You by The Pretenders. 

She inset a quote over the top reading: ‘Dear Sam, In the end, people will judge you anyway. Don’t live your life impressing others. Live your life impressing yourself.’

In an earlier post, Miller filmed herself crying in her car outside a Dollar Store, while describing to her followers how a trip to the dental office had triggered her grief out of the blue. 

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‘I thought some of you might have wanted to get a clearer understanding that grief sometimes is not something you can control,’ Miller said as she cried. 

‘Nothing has to happen sometimes and it just kinda like comes over you. I was just eating lunch with my daughter Mandi and we were laughing and having a great time and joking around with the staff. 

‘And it was so weird, I forget how it came up. I just was like “did I show you what happened at the dentist office yesterday and they made me fill out a bunch of paperwork just to update…”

‘It got to the emergency contact which was Sam and Sam’s number, and it didn’t have the greatest effect on me at that moment. 

‘But I had to erase the name, and I was just telling Mandi about it… and it tore my ass up to explain it to Mandi because it was almost like it was taking her away again.’

Miller added that she doesn’t need to be ’embarrassed for crying or sharing’ her grief because ‘one little thing can just send you down the deep end’.

‘The positive thing and why I come on here and be vulnerable with you all is that, crying is therapeutic, crying is releasing it… it’s okay to feel your emotions and especially in a situation like this but really all the time,’ she said. 

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♬ original sound – lisamiller679 Amid the legal wrangling, Miller posted a video of herself crying about dealing with the loss of her daughter on Facebook, along with a video meme on TikTok saying she is being 'bullied'

Amid the legal wrangling, Miller posted a video of herself crying about dealing with the loss of her daughter on Facebook, along with a video meme on TikTok saying she is being ‘bullied’

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Aric Hutchinson is seen in hospital following the crash that killed his new bride

Aric Hutchinson is seen in hospital following the crash that killed his new bride

Lisa Miller, left, and her other daughter Mandi Jenkins, right. Lisa Miller is taking her late daughter Samantha's new husband to court over her estate

Lisa Miller, left, and her other daughter Mandi Jenkins, right. Lisa Miller is taking her late daughter Samantha’s new husband to court over her estate

Miller is taking Hutchinson to court, after initially praising him in the wake of her daughter’s death, describing him as like a son to her. 

She has petitioned the court to remove him as executor of his late wife’s estate – even claiming that their marriage was not legitimate. At stake is a potentially large legal settlement.

In October, two South Carolina beach bars settled a wrongful-death lawsuit for allowing Komoroski to get ‘visibly intoxicated’ before she crashed. The Crab Shack and The Drop In Bar & Deli were among several companies which agreed to settle with Miller’s estate, as did Progressive Northern Insurance Co.

The settlement amounts have not been made public and a judge still has to pass the petition of approval of the death settlement.

Lisa Miller has challenged the settlements in court – filing, then withdrawing, then refiling a motion to intervene in the case.

She told The Post and Courier that she felt Hutchinson was sidelining her from the payout, which is not what her daughter would have wanted.

‘Aric and I agreed several times that Sam would want us to do everything together given we’re the two most important people in her life,’ she said.

‘I never wanted to challenge the validity of the marriage. I never wanted to dishonor Sam.

‘But I feel like Aric is dishonoring my daughter in going against her wishes.’

Miller’s attorney, Jerry Meehan, accused Hutchinson of attempting to orchestrate a ‘money grab’, carried out in secret.

He said Lisa Miller’s ‘main reason to intervene is to protect the Estate of Samantha Miller and all of its rightful heirs.

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He added: ‘There is no reason to rush the process and cloak in secrecy. This was a money grab from minute one.’

Komoroski's car is seen on its side after she crashed into Miller and Hutchinson's golf cart

Komoroski’s car is seen on its side after she crashed into Miller and Hutchinson’s golf cart

The mangled golf cart, which Komoroski crashed in to

The mangled golf cart, which Komoroski crashed in to 

Hutchinson and Miller are seen before their wedding in South Carolina

Hutchinson and Miller are seen before their wedding in South Carolina

Meehan has seized on the fact that the marriage was not registered until May 1 – three days after the wedding – and the license signed by Hutchinson’s aunt and uncle, as he remained in the hospital.

His aunt said she had known the husband and wife for 36 years: Hutchinson was 36, but Miller was only 34 when she died.

The aunt and uncle also mistakenly said the couple had lived together after their wedding.

Hutchinson said he was saddened by the turn of events, and had offered his mother-in-law half of the cash.

His lawyers said the questions about the marriage certificate were ‘a distraction’, and called Lisa Miller’s motion to intervene ‘morally questionable’ and ‘legally baseless’.

He insisted she was not being cut out.

‘Aric has been more than generous with Lisa Miller — offering her half of the money — and she has repaid him by threatening to bring a frivolous challenge to the validity of his marriage to Sam,’ said Hutchinson’s attorney, Patrick Wooten.

‘One would hope that Ms. Miller would have too much respect for her own daughter to do that.’

He has offered his mother-in-law half of any recovery in the wrongful death suit on the condition that she stop pursuing legal challenges to their marriage.

‘Aric has made this settlement offer not because Lisa Miller had a valid legal claim — she does not — but rather because he is a generous person and, of course, would prefer to avoid painful, public litigation over the validity of his marriage to Sam.’

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