Abby Lee Miller, who appeared on “Dance Moms” but later spent eight months in prison on fraud charges, gave some advice to “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman for her role in the college admissions scandal.
“Well the first day going in is the most stressful, then after that, she is going to be in a big, huge room with bunk beds, tons of them. That’s where they first put you to get acclimated to the prison life,” Miller told reporters on Sept. 14 while attending the Creative Arts Emmys, People magazine reported.
Miller was released from prison in May 2018. She was convicted on bankruptcy fraud charges.
“She’s not going to get a job because she won’t be there long enough. She’s not going to learn how to be a plumber and how to do HVAC and how to do all the things that you have to do to go over to the men’s prison’s and do. That’s why they have camps. That’s why women are in a prison so we can go make lunches when they all get in a fight. It’s ridiculous. It is the most absurd nonsense you have ever seen in your life,” Miller said.
The reality TV star said that while prison can be a frightening experience, it gives one plenty of time.
“My life was dedicated to other people’s children. I made other people’s children stars and financially set for the rest of their lives,” Miller added, saying that while in prison, she “got to work on me.”
“I took a real estate class. I took a finance class. I made friends with women that I don’t think should have been there either,” she added.
Huffman, 56, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in May 2019. She confessed to paying $15,000 to have her daughter’s answers corrected on her SAT to get her into college.
Miller also told Us Weekly that Huffman will be fine after she gets out of jail.
“She’ll make a huge movie out of it,” she joked. “She’ll make millions of dollars and I’m the one paying for her health care for the rest of her life privately.”
And in April, Miller said of Huffman’s potential prison time: “My advice would be, take a deep breath and if you need a consultant, I’m your girl,” Fox News reported at the time.
“Be respectful of everyone, keep a low profile, be kind to people. Tell your story, but listen,” she said.