Former Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is going to be spending the next year of her life in a very different environment.
According to a new report from Deadline, Miller has been sentenced by a federal judge to spend the next year and a day of her life (such a random number) in a correction facility. Following that, she will have two years of supervised release. Her crimes stem from failing to disclose earnings from the Lifetime reality series in the process of her bankruptcy filing.
In explaining her sentencing, Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti said the following to Miller:
“You weren’t truthful, even when you knew you were supposed to tell everything, you still weren’t truthful. Somehow you got caught up in the world of fame and you lost your moral compass.”
Miller was reportedly tearful at the announcement of her sentencing, but there are no plans to appeal. The Lifetime series is already moving on, as reports have linked Cheryl Burke to be the new teacher for some of the students heavily featured on the show. Dance Moms has become a hit for the network, with some of that stemming more from Miller’s teaching methods and antics just as much as anything with the children. We don’t know how the show will move forward without her, but we’re also not the best person to ask as someone who strongly disliked the majority of what Miller brought to the table on this show in the first place. We’re just not disputing the level of fame that Abby had, given that much of it included everything from paid appearances to being a guest judge for a week on Dancing with the Stars, even if many of the pros on the show had nothing but negative things to say about her.
In the end, we don’t wish badly on anyone, and hopefully Miller finds a way to learn something from this as she spends her time behind bars. She can always emerge as a better person, and we figure that this isn’t the last that we will end up hearing from her.
As always, we welcome some of your thoughts on the subject of this story below. (Photo: Lifetime.)