"Dance Moms" twirls into drama.

‘Dance Moms’ Porn Case Goes To Court As Tearful Abby Lee Miller Faces Fraud Charges: Season 6 Sneak Peek [Video]

From Abby Lee Miller and her legal battles to a porn case affecting a dancer to hints that at least one dancer might be leaving Abby’s studio, Dance Moms is pirouetting with even more drama than previous seasons, both within the studio and in the real world.

Regarding the porn case, 37-year-old Phoenix Baal Sundown pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of sending a pornographic picture of himself to one of the young stars of Dance Moms. In addition, Sundown entered a guilty plea to an animal cruelty charge resulting from a video on YouTube depicting him with a live mouse and setting it on fire, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Deputy District Attorney Carlos Campbell revealed the outcome, which will culminate in a January 19 El Cajon Superior Court hearing. At this point, Sundown is set to spend three years in prison as a result of his actions.

The porn mail charge originated from the sending of a package for the young Dance Moms star in autumn to a post office in Pennsylvania. Sundown resides in Denver, but the arrest occurred in Campo.

Abby Lee Miller deals with more drama than usual on "Dance Moms."
Abby Lee Miller deals with more drama than usual on Dance Moms. [Image via Lifetime]
But that’s not the only legal drama surrounding Dance Moms, and viewers will learn more about how Abby Lee Miller is coping with the government charging her with bankruptcy fraud in Season 6, reported UPI.

A preview shows Abby Lee having a breakdown about her charges, while also hinting that Miller faces the potential that not just one or two but all of her students may abandon the Good Ship Abby Lee and head to another dance studio.

Watch the new trailer below.

Set to debut January 5, Dance Moms‘ new season won’t discard the usual theme of parents, and the a new dance group’s parents battle with Abby Lee will add even more drama.

The bankruptcy brouhaha resulted from the Department of Justice’s statement in October that showed precisely what could lie ahead for Miller. Abby Lee is looking at charges for false bankruptcy declarations, concealing bankruptcy assets, and 20 counts of fraud. A guilty verdict could mean spending five years behind bars and/or a $250,000 fine.

But Abby Lee’s legal problems may not be an issue for at least one student. That’s because a sneak peek indicated that in Season 6 of Dance Moms, Nia Frazier — or at least her mother, Holly — is intrigued by the desire of Debbie Allen to train Nia, reported Design & Trend.

“Debbie Allen wanted to work with our girls. So if Abby’s not prepared, there’s a studio that wants us,” Holly informed the other students’ mothers.

In addition, a teaser revealed Nia and another dancer on the show, Kalani Hilliker, working out with dancers under Debbie Allen.

“Success is a journey. It is not a single destination,” said Debbie.

Holly expressed her concern about Abby Lee’s ability to carry on.

“This may have to fall because she can’t sustain it,” commented Nia’s mom.

Abby Lee Miller faces fraud charges.
Abby Lee Miller faces fraud charges. [Image via Lifetime]
Miller also is revealed to be upset to the point of tears, while also resorting to challenging the mothers of her students to leave.

“Walk away. Say it. Put your money where your mouth is. Walk away,” challenged Abby Lee.

Judging by the teasers, it’s going to be a season of tears, with Mackenzie, the little sister of famed star Maddie Ziegler, crying, as well as Nia weeping.

And Abby Lee has her own reasons to cry.

“I’m hysterical. My hair is on rollers, I don’t have a bra on, and I have a huge legal issue going on…” wailed Miller at one point.

Abby Lee also is battling with Dance Moms producers, as revealed by her newsletter sharing that she will be missing in action from some parts of the sixth season. Miller cites an argument with the producers as the reason, claiming they urged that a dancer perform a teen pregnancy routine. Slamming the concept landed Abby Lee in hot water.

You can watch all the drama when Season 6 of Dance Moms pirouettes across TV screens on January 5, 2016, on Lifetime.

[Image via Dance Moms/Lifetime]

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