'It's Staged!' 'Dance Moms' Star Tells All On Show Fakery After Abby Lee's Exit

Apr. 4 2017, Updated 3:36 p.m. ET

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Abby Lee Miller became tired of being forced to act on her reality show! Dance Moms star Sari Lopez exclusively revealed to RadarOnline.com how the show's fakery forced Miller to quit the series.

"It's supposed to be reality TV, but it's not reality," Lopez, the mother of mini team dancer Areana, told Radar. "It's staged by producers."

Lopez claimed Miller, 50, wanted to cut two junior elite competition team members during a Season 7 episode, but procures forced her to cut dancers from the mini team instead.

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"They pretend Abby chose to eliminate the minis, but that is not true," Lopez explained. "They wanted her to eliminate two minis, but it was supposed to be the elites. She walked out crying because she wouldn't cut any of the minis."

Lopez explained how the ALDC owner was fined "thousands of dollars" when she would refuse to follow their twisted storylines.

"She was fined for not doing what they wanted her to do," the dance mom admitted. "Because she walked out during that scene, she was fined by the network."

As Radar readers know, Miller left the Lifetime series after seven seasons.

"I will no longer take part in Dance Moms," Miller captioned a photo of her winning team. "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!"

She added, "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!"

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Lopez previously told Radar that Miller is pitching another reality show on a different network with the mini team only because the junior elite competition team treated her "like trash."

"She's always wanted her own show with the minis," Lopez said. "But production wouldn't let that happen."

Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke is expected to take over for Miller.

Lopez said of Burke taking over, "I don't think Abby is replaceable. Who could replace her when she's the entire show?"

The new show would help Miller financially, as she currently faces up to 30 months in prison when she's sentenced on May 8th.

The dance teacher pled guilty to not reporting an international monetary transaction and one count of concealing bankruptcy assets in June 2016.

Lifetime did not respond to Radar's request for comment.

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