“Dance Mom” coach Abby Lee Miller has a word of advice for actress Felicity Huffman should she end up in prison.
The tough-love dance studio owner told Huffman just who to avoid behind bars after she agreed to plead guilty for her part in the college cheating scam.
Miller, who served out an eight-month prison stint for bankruptcy fraud, told Inside Edition Huffman needs to be on her best behavior in front of prison guards.
“When I went in, I was so afraid of what would happen with the other inmates, such as fights, but that wasn’t the case at all. I met some of the kindest, nicest, most intelligent women that I’ve ever met in my life.”
The reality star was released from a California federal prison March of last year but said serving time wasn’t what she expected. She offered to be a support system for the “Desperate Housewives” star as prosecutors demand Huffman gets at least four months prison time.
“If you need a consultant, I’m your girl.”
But Miller warned the Hollywood actress:
“She’s a big star and I think when she gets there, they’re going to be out for her. And I don’t necessarily mean the other inmates, I think they will welcome her with open arms. […] It was definitely the guards.”
Miller claims the prison guards once tried to rip off her eyelash extensions and said she was often singled out for being a TV personality. She explained:
“They’re supposed to call you by your name or by your number. They would say, ‘Where’s that Dance Moms lady? Where’s that dance lady? We’re going to get her.'”
As reported by Dearly, Huffman will appear in federal court next month to be prosecuted on mail fraud and bribery charges.
Felicity Huffman on pleading guilty for her involvement in the college admissions scandal. pic.twitter.com/p5BetIljTB
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The actress has agreed to a plea deal. Prosecutors have recommended a sentence of 12 to 18 months, reports CNN.
Miller emphasized that Huffman should be kind to everyone and “keep a very low profile” while locked up.
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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.