Abby Lee Miller announced she was quitting the Lifetime reality show “Dance Moms” in an Instagram rant Sunday night.
In her post, she accused the show’s producers of treating her “like dirt.”
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
Her departure from the show comes amid a bankruptcy fraud case. Back in October 2015, Abby was indicted on 20 counts of fraud after failing to claim $755,000 in income from the show when she filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
She has also been accused of sneaking $120,000 in Australian currency into the U.S.
Last June, she pleaded guilty to the charges, and is currently facing a jail sentence of 30 months or probation.
Well…she can’t teach from jail anyway. Best of luck to her.