It was announced Wednesday that “Dance Moms” lead Abby Lee Miller had been indicted for bankruptcy fraud. While none of her Lifetime co-stars have directly spoken out about the infamous dance coach’s impending charges, some of the show’s former stars are speculated to have shared some public jabs at the Pittsburgh native on Twitter.
Hours after news broke of Miller’s fraud charges, Miller’s former student, Brooke Hyland, tweeted a telling phrase. As noted by dozens of “Dance Moms” fans, the 17-year-old simply posted the word "karma" to her account.
— Brooke Marie Hyland ♡ (@BrookeHyland1) October 14, 2015
“Love the shade,” one fan wrote in reply to the reality star’s speculated dig towards Miller, 49. “She better ‘save those tears for her pillow,’ like she told you to do so many times. What goes around comes around!” wrote another fan.
While Brooke's mom, Kelly Hyland, who left the show with her daughters in February 2014 after an on-screen fight with Miller, has not publicly commented on her former co-star's charges, she was in the mood to celebrate Wednesday. The reality star posted a shot of a cocktail on Twitter, making sure to tag fellow former “Dance Moms” star Christi Lukasiak. The caption simply read “cheers.”
— Kelly Hyland (@dancemomkelly) October 15, 2015
“Celebrating the sweet joy of karma?” one fan questioned. “I wonder why you guys are celebrating? It’s a mystery,” teased another fan. “I hope Abby realizes she’s ‘replaceable.’ Enjoy your victory ladies,” quipped one supporter.
Miller’s on-screen nemesis, Cathy Nesbitt-Stein, appeared to have the most to say about Miller’s legal issues. The former “Dance Moms” star and Candy Apples Dance Center coach posted a couple of telling tweets Wednesday, but did not directly mention Miller. “Is #orange the new black? I hear stripes are big this season,” she wrote, before tagging Lifetime and the “Dance Moms” production team, Collins Avenue Entertainment, in another post.
— Cathy Nesbitt-Stein (@Poodletoes1) October 14, 2015
Miller has been accused of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Pennsylvania announced the indictment Wednesday, claiming Miller hid her “Dance Moms” income from 2012-13, as well as profits from master classes and merchandise sales after filing for bankruptcy in 2010. The total amount Miller is being accused of concealing is just over $755,000. For each count of her indictment she could face $250,000 in fines, five years in prison, or both penalties.
Miller, who has starred on “Dance Moms” since 2011, is currently filming the series upcoming installment. The cast and crew appeared at the first competition for Season 6 in Glendale, California, Oct. 10. "Dance Moms" is expected to return to Lifetime in 2016. According to Deadline, Miller's arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Pittsburgh.