It’s farewell for Abby Lee Miller, star of Dance Moms.
In a post to Instagram, the 50-year-old dance instructor announced her resignation, accusing officials behind the popular Lifetime show of treating her “like dirt” after the previous season finished filming.
‘I will no longer take part in Dance Moms,’ Abby wrote. ‘For the past six years/seven season I have asked, begged, and even demanded creative credit for all the ideas, award winning routines, themes and costuming – to no avail!’
Abby also went on to explain that she had defied a producer’s orders to have her popular piece, ‘Where have all the children gone,’ performed – ‘Along with three beautiful solos,’ she described. ‘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!’
Lifetime has not released a statement on Abby’s announcement. Abby is also in the midst of a bankruptcy fraud case. In October 2015, Abby was charged with attempting to hide $775,000 of income from her Lifestime series and it spin-off, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition as well as other projects, during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.