I am a huge Maks fan, and was very unhappy with his behavior during the group rehearsal. It did border on abuse because of how rough he was with her. As much as I love him, I do not condone that type of behavior from anyone to anyone.
She doesn't put out a vibe as someone I'd really like to hang out with . . . but that doesn't excuse his roughness. Maks - go stand in the corner.