Abby Lee Miller Calls Out Her “Dance Moms” Co-Stars For Not Visiting Her In Prison

April 28, 2022 / Posted by:

Abby Lee Miller of hurling-endless-verbal-abuse-at-kids-on-Dance Moms fame went to prison in 2017 for bankruptcy fraud. She spent the next 8 months in the clink, and another 2 months in a halfway house to complete her sentence. After being released, Abby returned to Dance Moms for its eighth season, but Lifetime severed all ties with her in 2020 after Black dance moms and their daughters accused her of being racist. Now Abby is sitting down with Entertainment Tonight to say “Shame on you!” to the Dance Moms families who ditched her when she went to prison. I agree. We need to support women who lie and cheat and steal and be racist and scream at children! That’s feminism!

Abby tells ET that none of her coworkers or so-called friends came to visit in her prison, and for that, they should be filled with great shame:

“Shame on you. Shame on you after what I did for you, for your children — helped make you a lot of money. You couldn’t come to visit me for eight and a half months? You couldn’t send a card, a letter?” Miller asked of the Dance Moms families she worked with over the years.

“I was getting mail from children in other countries and somehow, twelve-and thirteen-year-old little girls were finding the address,” she continued. “They were getting their cards and letters to me, and people here, that I taught their children before the television show — they were very happy customers before Dance Moms and then during it, they were stars, they were making money, they were on top of the world — and you’re just going to dump me?”

“It’s not hurtful anymore, because you realize real quick who your friends are,” Miller added.

Abby is especially pissed cuz she believes the Dance Moms families would have nothing if she hadn’t blessed them with the opportunity to be on her show:

“And the kids block it out… and they forget… and, oh, it was “toxic,” blah blah blah… well, let’s go back to Pittsburgh. I’ll show you the house you used to live in, and then we’ll go see the house you live in now. You remember that happening?… You remember those bags of money you were bringing home? Yeah. I’ll remind you of what it was!”

Maybe the kids block it out because, I dunno… childhood trauma isn’t fun to think about? Anywho, here’s the interview. All the fun stuff is at the beginning, the rest is Abby plugging some charity:

Props to ET’s interviewer, Denny Directo, who’s giving Abby lots of nods, empathetic head tilts, and vaguely supportive language like “right,” “wow,” and even one “that part!” It’s a masterclass in how to react when your friend is telling you a story where they’re clearly the villain, but you have to pretend that, yes, everyone is out to get them. “Ohhh wow. And then you struck her with a 2 by 4? That’s… wow. Oh, she lost an eye. Huh. HUH. Yeah, she does sound like a… biiiitch?”

Pic: ET

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