'Dance Moms' Star Quits Show Amid Claims She Was 'Manipulated' by Producers
Abby Lee Miller will be sentenced in May following a bankruptcy fraud conviction.
Abby Lee Miller is stepping away from Dance Moms after allegedly feuding with the show’s producers.
Miller, known for her over-the-top screaming fits on the show, took to Instagram to vent her frustration at the show.
The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following statement: I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING - TO NO AVAIL! TODAY, I WAS SO PROUD THAT I WENT AGAINST THE PRODUCER'S IDEA (ONCE AGAIN) TO ENTER A COMMAND PERFORMANCE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE NUMBERS... "WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?" ALONG WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL SOLOS! I don't have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people's children successful! I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED - DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT! #dancemoms #season7 #ALDC #aldcalways #newbeginnings #aldcla #alllovedancecourage
She wrote on Monday: “I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING - TO NO AVAIL!”
She added: “I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED - DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT!"
Miller elaborated on the statement while sitting down with Inside Edition.
"I went from being self-employed to being told when I could go to the bathroom, when I could eat lunch, what I was could eat for lunch," she said. "I was listening to producers in the field who had never been to a dance completion that didn't know squat about the business that I was in. I’m the one that knew."
"The producers wanted me to put my deceased animal back in a stroller and push it into the house as if she was my dog and she was alive. They're nuts — and I did it," she added.
Miller pleaded guilty in June to hiding nearly $775,000 from a bankruptcy court. She faces up to 30 months behind bars when she is sentenced in May.
Although she is leaving her show, Miller says this is not her final curtain call.
“There's a whole lot of dancing left in me,” she said.
The Lifetime network, which airs Dance Moms, had no comment when reached by Inside Edition.
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