Should Abby Lee Miller be Sentenced to 2 ½ Years in Prison?
Who is Abby Lee Miller?
If you do not know about Abby Lee Miller, you have been missing out on an entertaining, yet controversial woman. Abby Lee Miller is the owner of Abby Lee Dance Company. Abby’s dance studio is featured in the hit Lifetime television series, “Dance Moms.” On Dance Moms, Abby is known as the dance teacher who can be rather harsh to her students, but who also has had a large part in creating talented, and successful dancers.
For the past 5 seasons of Dance Moms, things seemed to be looking pretty good for Abby. She was engaged in different business endeavors, had students who were taking off in the entertainment industry, and she had a new dance studio in LA. However, things began to take a turn for Abby when she was charged with bankruptcy fraud in 2015. Before Dance Moms started, Abby was going through a tough time financially. Abby eventually filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. When Dance Moms started, Abby began making a lot of money from a lot of different projects she was involved. Unfortunately, it is said that Abby hid or tried to hide $750,000 of those profits. She also did not report thousands of dollars that she received while visiting Australia one time. Abby eventually pled guilty to a couple of the charges. I am not positive if this is correct, but it has been said that Abby paid the money back that she owed. In the end, Abby may be facing up to 2 ½ years in prison. She is hoping to receive probation.
Is the Crime Worth the Punishment?
Do you feel that Abby Lee Miller deserves probation, or a 2 ½ year sentence? Is 2 ½ years too long of a sentence for a crime? I personally think that it may be.
At first, I was completely against Abby being sentenced to jail. I think I let the idea of seeing little kids without their dance teacher cloud my thoughts. At the end of the day, however, she committed a crime. All of the sparkly costumes and camera lights cannot change that.
However, I often wonder if people should be given some sort of leniency when it is there first offense. This is just a personal thought; I am not expecting anyone to agree. I understand that this is a grown woman who knew better. However, I think that it is very easy to lock someone up and throw away the key. It is also very easy to look at someone else’s life and make judgment calls when it is not us in the situation. I don’t know. If she paid the money back, and if she never committed a crime prior to this, I question a 2 ½ year sentence. Not just for Abby, but for a lot of people who are currently in jail or who are awaiting a sentence. I personally support showing people as much mercy as possible. I understand that people can do so some unthinkable things, but still, we all make mistakes. A lot of people do a lot of crazy things, and they never get caught. Somehow, however, they have no issue commenting on what strangers do and what kind of sentence those strangers deserve.
Trust me, I know that what she did was 100% wrong. I just question her possible sentence time. In the end, we will just have to wait until her sentencing date, which should be coming up soon. Who knows, she may end up getting probation. What do you think? I would love to read your thoughts and opinions. Feel free to leave a comment down below about your take on this situation and/or situations similar to it.