I might be in the minority with this one, but there’s just something about Abby Lee Miller that I love. I don’t think I would feel this way if I was on Dance Moms, but as an outsider who is addicted to her show, I can’t help enjoying her ridiculous antics.
Nevertheless, one thing I can’t condone is Abby joining the trend set by reality stars of hiding income and facing jail time. Abby is far from the first reality star to face this kind of issue, so that makes it especially tough to watch. Didn’t she know better!? Apparently not and now Abby is speaking out about the charges against her and her fears about the very real possibility that she will be sent to prison. The woman who has shown pretty much zero empathy for other humans is trying to tug on people’s heartstrings with her recent comments.
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Just to recap, Abby is in trouble for hiding incoming and concealing assets among her twenty counts of bankruptcy fraud. As a result, Abby could face up to ten years in jail. I find it tough to believe that someone would not recognize blatantly lying as a crime, but who knows if it was Abby herself who was handling her personal and business finances. But that’s just me as a fan trying to find some justification for Abby following the path of other tax-impaired reality stars.
Abby spoke out about the charges on the Allegedly podcast with Theo Von and Matthew Cole. According to Entertainment Tonight, Abby surprisingly admitted to doing something wrong when she said, “It’s a fact of life, I made mistakes.”
Abby also said, “I thought I was doing the right thing, I thought I had guidance. I thought I was on the up and up, and I wasn’t.” Maybe I am missing something here, but how can hiding assets and lying about earnings get misconstrued as “doing the right thing”?
Abby admits she’s “scared to death” of jail and summed up her legal troubles as being “humiliating and embarrassing.”
At the very least, Abby seems to be owning up for her actions since she said, “If I can be an example from other people, you really have to learn. I did all the things I thought I should do, and I still screwed up, big time. I’m not going to deny anything, they were my mistakes. I am taking full responsibility for them – I have to. There’s no passing the buck. … If I did it wrong, I was wrong.”
Of course, Abby had to get in a dig against her Dance Moms co-stars when she talked about feeling a lack of support these days, “I have great friends, unfortunately they are around the country, they are not here. It used to be the moms until recently and I don’t know, you know.”
Well, it’s not like Abby has been the most supportive to those women or their children in the past. I honestly can’t blame them for being less than sympathetic to someone who has been more than difficult over the years.
TELL US – DO YOU HAVE SYMPATHY FOR ABBY’S LEGAL TROUBLES? OR DO YOU THINK SHE’S GETTING WHAT SHE DESERVES?
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