Quick-thinking singer Sia has claimed she once saved child star Maddie Ziegler from the clutches of evil Harvey Weinstein by stopping the young “Chandelier” dancer from boarding a plane with the convicted sex fiend.
The 44-year-old Australian told “The Zach Sang Show” she has “always felt this extreme desire to protect Ziegler” who appeared in the award-winning 2014 music video at the age of just 11, The Independent reports.
“You know I kept her off a plane that Harvey Weinstein tried to get her on,” Sia recalled on the radio broadcast. “I know there’s times where my insight has really made a difference, like keep her safe.
“Yeah, that was really disgusting.”
She put brakes on the encounter by advising Ziegler’s mom, Melissa, not to allow her child on board the jet, telling her: “Please don’t, do not do that, do not do that, do not do that.”
It is not known when this incident occurred. Ziegler is now aged 17. Reps for the multi-talented entertainer did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
The starlet first became famous alongside Melissa on the Lifetime show “Dance Moms,” where Sia discovered her and asked her on Twitter to perform in the video for her hit single. Ziegler will next be seen in the Steven Spielberg remake of the musical “West Side Story.”
Weinstein, meanwhile, is currently serving a 23-year sentence at Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, NY, for sexual assault and third-degree rape. The 68-year-old was found guilty of two of five felonies in February following a blockbuster trial in Manhattan.
As for Sia, she revealed this week that she had become a grandmother for the first time. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, she said that one of her two adult sons, who she adopted in 2019, had become a dad.