Abby Lee Miller Disses Maddie Ziegler Before Starting Prison Sentence (UPDATE)
UPDATE (7/28/17 at 12:38 a.m. ET):
The battle between Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler isn’t going away anytime soon.
The 50-year-old opened up about being cut out of the starlet’s life in a Lifetime special called Dance Moms: Abby Lee Tells All, which aired on Tuesday, July 25.
"That's not the kid I raised. I don’t think had she not been in my studio, she would be where she is today. And I can confidently say that,” she revealed.
“I’m not gonna say that I ‘made’ anybody, I didn’t make her, her mom and dad created her, but I certainly added my two cents in."
Click on to learn more about Abby’s life behind bars.
Original story (7/26/17 at 8:42 a.m. ET):
Abby Lee Miller is opening up about the terrifying realities of prison.
The former Dance Moms star began her one year and one day prison sentence at the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in California a few weeks ago after being charged with bankruptcy fraud in 2015.
Ahead of turning herself in, the 50-year-old opened up about the sentencing and how she thinks she’ll handle being behind bars.
“I made lots of mistakes. The number one mistake being trusting other people with my money,” she told The View’s Jedidiah Bila.
“I was stupid, uneducated, didn’t do the research myself. I was in the wrong. What I did was wrong.”
Needless to say, the Lifetime star is terrified about what life will be like in prison, as she has serious fears of being physically abused.
“I’ve been told not to talk about it because once they know, when they see this and they know, that’s what they’ll go after. I’m petrified,” she shared.
“It’s [being abused] not something that I think about — I kind of blocked it out — but it’s definitely something that I’m terrified of, yes.”
Though she’s hopeful her time in prison won’t be nearly as scary as she imagines, she does fear for her life.
“I hope it won’t be as bad as I imagine. But, if a whole gang of people wants to kill you, they’re going to do it,” she continued.
“If a whole bunch of people want to make your life a living hell, they’re going to do it. If it’s that bad, I probably won’t survive.”
The ALDC instructor has many other fears that don’t involve safety, like relationships with women.
To calm her nerves, the reality star met with a female federal prison consultant, who talked her through her anxieties.
“If you don’t want to have sex with somebody and you don’t want a girlfriend for companionship or other, you’ll be fine. So nobody’s going to approach you unless you want one,” she said.
“So it’s sort of like if you want a girlfriend and companionship, that’s fine, but you’re not going to get raped in a federal prison camp.”
The consultant continued, “You’re not going to get raped by a guard in federal prison camp. As long as you’re respectful, then you’re probably not going to get into any fights with any women.”
As for her current mental state, Abby feels like she’s preparing to be locked inside a dungeon.
“It feels like I’m being dropped into some dungeon and it’s going to be grey, it’s going to be cement, and it’s going to smell, and it’s going to be disgusting, and it’s going to be cold,” she revealed.
“And I’m going to get cramps in my feet and my legs every night because I’m going to be standing on cement.”
Thankfully, she has lots of things to look forward to once she’s finished with her sentence.
“I want to teach. I don’t want to run the studio. I have put my time in making other people’s children famous. I have done it well. I don’t want to do it anymore.”
As for her current life behind bars, the dance instructor has been spending her time cleaning, crying, and fighting.
"She has these fits of hysterical crying. A very good friend of mine described it as 'bats—t crazy crying.' She’s been cleaning the bathrooms, toilets, and showers,” a source told Life & Style.
"The staff shine flashlights in her face and make comments, and the inmates want to see her taken down a peg."
She is also already reportedly getting into fights with other inmates, which is no surprise to fans of Dances Moms.
"Abby Lee was involved in a shouting match with another inmate on Saturday morning. The woman shouted at her that ‘She ain’t s—t!" a source told Radar Online.
However, she is supposedly putting her skills to good use and teaching dance lessons to some of the inmates.
"The very young [inmates] want her to teach them how to dance,” continued the source. “She can teach a dance class outside, in the dirt, and a lot of people will take it."