Via an Instagram post, Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller announced that she has quit the Lifetime reality TV show.
Alongside her revealing post, the 51-year-old reality star shared a photo of her with her winning nationals team on Sunday night. Aside from revealing she won’t be returning to the show after seven seasons, Miller also used her post to accuse Lifetime producers of ‘manipulating and disrespecting’ her.
“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!,” Miller wrote.
“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,” the pissed choreographer added.
Nevertheless, she has decided to do things her own way.
‘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 The Children Gone?” Along with three beautiful solos!
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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
Abby Lee Miller has been battling with legal issues since 2015. In addition to pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud after attempting to hide $775,000 of income from her TV show during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, she also agreed to forfeit the $120,000 in Australian currency she brought into the US.
The reality TV star faces up to 30 months in jail after her sentencing in May. According to a source close to the show, her legal battles have caused a lot of drama on set.