'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Breaks Silence On Jail Sentence


On Tuesday, May 9, "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for bankruptcy fraud.

The 50-year-old reality star from Pittsburgh, PA was indicted in 2015 for allegedly hiding $755,000 in earnings from the government, a charge she plead guilty to last year.

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Miller sat down with ABC for an exclusive interview that aired on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday morning to talk about yesterday's sentencing, her true intentions and what she has planned for her time behind bars.

When asked if she thought the sentencing was harsh, Miller replied,

While she said she's looking "to be a smarter businesswoman and also to worry about [herself]" in this next chapter of her life, she maintained she never "intentionally" tried to hide the money.

"I wasn't ever trying to hurt anyone," she said.

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Choking back tears, Miller, who starred in the Lifetime reality show for seven seasons beginning in 2011, said,

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The US Attorney's Office issued a statement to ABC after its interview with Miller, saying what she did "undermines our justice system." The statement read,

As for how Miller sees her time in federal prison, she told ABC,

Other than pretending she's on a movie set, the woman who rose to fame by screaming at young dancers on screen said she plans to spend her days reading, learning Spanish and working on a new book she's already started.

When asked what she would go back and change, Miller said,

Miller will most likely be in jail for 10 months in either California or West Virginia, but don't expect her to return quietly. She's already got plans for a new TV show.

Citations: 'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller says she'll pretend her time in prison is like being on a movie set (ABC)