Abby Lee Miller is currently getting her affairs in order so that she can spend one year and one day in prison–and it seems that one of those things is renting out her ALDC LA studio in order to bring in some revenue. The star has been ordered to pay $160,000 in fines after concealing $775,000 from the United States government and not owning up to bringing in money earned overseas.
In order to pay her fines, Abby Lee Miller has been working overtime, giving tons of interviews about anything and everything to do with her hearing and sentencing. Her lawyers even sought court permission to allow the reality TV star to travel so that she could do in person appearances to earn the money she desperately needs. According to media outlets, the star was granted permission to do so.
Earlier this year, however, Abby Lee Miller planned a tour to dish the dirt on Dance Moms and charged fans $60 a pop for the privilege of hearing her speak. Unfortunately, the reality TV star seemed to forget her court order to stay in one place, and applied for permission to leave the state a little bit too late. She had to cancel the appearance at the last minute. It was so last minute, in fact, that some fans even showed up for the event and it was reported that several children were seen crying over not being able to see Abby Lee Miller spill the tea on their favorite TV show.
Abby Lee Miller has been making the rounds on television, telling people how she feels about going to prison and that she isn’t as strong as she makes herself out to be.
“I just keep thinking I’m going to wake up and it’ll all have been a nightmare, that someone is going to see the light and say, ‘They went after the wrong person.’ I’m not as strong as I may appear on TV.”
“I’m angry about what the judge didn’t know. Yes I did wrong things [but] it wasn’t like big scandalous horrible things.”
The reality TV star recently quit her hit TV show Dance Moms in the middle of filming for Season 7B. She says she was sick of the misogyny of the producers and the way they acted off camera, dictating what she should and shouldn’t do, even though she says she knows way more about dance than any of them.
She also claimed that the producers of Dance Moms helped keep her overweight. While the reality star claims she attempted to be vegan in an effort to slim down, the production company simply handed her a hoagie or other non-vegan item to eat during their 12-hour a day shoots.
Abby Lee Miller has further slammed the production company for not “reaching out” to her following her prison sentence. She has also stated that none of the original Dance Moms cast members reached out to her to show their sympathy, and was aghast that some seemed to be celebrating her jail time.
The Dance Moms star was quickly replaced with Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke as the dance coach for the girls. Burke claims that the girls were traumatized by Abby Lee Miller and her harsh coaching style.
“It’s going great. The girls are so precious and I feel like they’re traumatized from what has happened with Abby and it’s important for me to still be strict and do what I do and I expect nothing but the best from the girls but it’s also important for me to make them feel confident about themselves because they’re all beautiful, they’re all talented.”
“They all want to move on and do other things and it’s important that they all have the right head on their shoulders and they don’t ever walk in a room with their head down, feeling like they aren’t good enough.”
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