“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller says that during her roughly year-long stint in prison, she was threatened by guards.
“I was [threatened] by the guards, by the prison system, absolutely,” she said on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “… only by the staff, by the guards.
“‘Where’s that dance lady? Where’s that TV star lady? We’re going to get her,’” Miller, 52, recalled them allegedly saying.
Miller went to prison after being convicted of bankruptcy fraud charges and for taking $120,000 worth of Australian currency back home without reporting it. She did time at California’s FCI Victorville before being moved to a halfway house in Long Beach, Calif. She left the halfway house last May.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons didn’t respond to “GMA’s” request for comment on Lee’s allegations specifically but did say they provide “a safe, secure and humane environment.”
Miller also opened up about recovering from cancer and said she’s still unable to walk, though doctors expect she’ll be able to in the future.
“I was 10 minutes from dying. I was that close to dying,” she said. “I was paralyzed from the neck down. …That cancer, this lymphoma, was choking my spinal cord.”
Miller was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma in April 2018 after being hospitalized for emergency spinal surgery.
“I’ve had to come back tougher,” she said, “come back stronger.”
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