Abby Lee Miller Responds To Cheryl Burke Replacing Her On ‘Dance Moms’
ABBY LEE MILLER RANTS ABOUT REPLACEMENT, CHERYL BURKE
While it is uncertain whether Burke will join the show and in what capacity, Miller is confident she will be treated better than she was by the producers. “I don’t want to speculate, I’ve only met her once. She’s already training,” said Miller of Burke. “I just know they’re going to treat her a hell of a lot better than they treated me, for now. Give her six years, they’ll talk to her like she’s dirt too.
“I think bringing in a stranger that has a resume is going to be so much more important to them than me [and] the people that have been there for seven years, day in and day out, working our butts off. She’ll get all the perks and we’ll get all the jerks,” Miller continued.
“I’m guessing that they finally found someone to be in charge,” she added. “Instead of having a different choreographer every week as the girls were saying, they found someone to be in charge of that team with the teenagers. I was going to have the minis and we were going to battle against each other,” she says. “I don’t think she was replacing me. I think she was becoming the supervisor of the older kids is what I think. Maybe [Lifetime was] talking to Cheryl to get her to choreograph or just be the ‘me’ person. I don’t know.”
Miller quit the show in the midst of a bankruptcy fraud case, in which she is facing up to two and a half years in prison.