Abby Lee Miller is nearly a month away from her fraud sentencing – and she fears the worst if locked up. The Dance Moms star revealed she's terrified of being imprisoned for her crimes.
"I'm afraid of being physically abused or raped," Miller, 50, told People. "I think the prosecutor Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Melucci is trying to make an example out of me."
Miller pled guilty to not reporting an international monetary transaction and one count of concealing bankruptcy assets in June.
She faces up to 30 months in prison when she's sentenced on May 8.
Although Miller's attorney believes her behavior "does not warrant imprisonment," prosecutors believe she deserves prison time.
"It's out of my hands," she said. "I made mistakes and I trusted people, but ultimately I have to take responsibility."
In the meantime, Miller has quit Dance Moms after seven seasons.
"I will no longer take part in Dance Moms," Miller wrote on Instagram. "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!"
"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!"
As Radar exclusively reported, she is pitching a spinoff series with the mini team.
"I have to stay busy," the ALDC owner told the magazine. "If I thought about it every day, I'd just sit around and cry."
Mini team Dance Mom Sari Lopez exclusively told Radar how the dance teacher is trying to remain "positive" despite her uncertain future.
"She's nervous about the outcome," Lopez told Radar. "She'll come out stronger if she has to go to jail. She's going to make it through. It could be good for her in the end."
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