Reality TV personality Abby Lee Miller, best known for her appearances on Dance Moms, was sentenced to 366 days in jail after being found guilty of bankruptcy fraud. Now, in a Lifetime exclusive special titled Dance Moms: Abby Tells All Exclusive, which aired last night, Miller revealed her thoughts and fears about her punishment.
According to USA Today, Miller was interviewed by The View's co-host Jedediah Bila. Miller confessed some of her anxieties about the prison stint.
“I’m petrified ... I’m hoping it won't be as bad as I image," she said. "If it’s that bad, I probably won’t survive ... Are people attacked? Are they raped? Are they molested?”
On the future of her dance studio after she is released, Miller added: "I will be somewhere for 10 and a half months without any power or control. Will I come out and have nothing? Will I come out and be right back where I started? That's what's scary. That's more scary than going in."
Miller also discussed her decision to undergo gastric sleeve surgery before heading to serve time.
"So what if ... they hand you clothes (and) they don't fit?" Miller worried, anxious about being made fun of for her weight. “I doubt there’s a salad bar, and I don’t think there’s gonna be a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables."
On Miller's relationship with Dance Moms' breakout star Maddie Ziegler: "I look at what she has done, the other jobs and the other opportunities besides Dance Moms, they all involve dancing," she said. "I don't think, had she not been in my studio, she would be where she is today."
And on Miller's dance tutelage, which many found to be cruel: "I think they all know what they signed up for as far as the show goes and as far as my dance education goes."
Lastly, Miller admitted her wrongdoing, but resented the characterization of her misdeeds: "I made mistakes. What I'm denying is that I'm this cut-throat financier ... I'm not a bad person ... I was stupid. I was in the wrong. What I did was wrong."
Miller checked in to federal prison in Victorville, California on July 12.
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