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'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller

Crawls Out of Bankruptcy

Who Knew?

1/13/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller just emerged from bankruptcy ... but the real news is that she went belly up in the first place.

Miller -- a dance instructor who owns a studio in Pittsburgh -- filed for bankruptcy Dec. 3, 2010 ... according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.  She claimed assets of about $325K ... but owed more than $400,000.

The bulk of her debt -- a $245K mortgage that went into default and the $106K debt on her dance studio.

According to docs, Miller got into financial trouble after she fell behind in real estate taxes ... her property was teetering on foreclosure. She also claimed customer interest in her studio had waned.

But her fortunes began to improve shortly after she filed ... as she started earning money from "Dance Moms" which debuted in July, 2011.

Miller spent three years digging herself out of the hole ... and her case was officially discharged on New Year's Eve.  Her lawyer tells TMZ all creditors were paid in full.

Fun Fact  ... Under assets Miller listed her beloved dog, Broadway Baby -- and attached a value of zero.  She really loved that dog.

And then it died.


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That fat bitch is abusive to children. Even worse that the parents let it happen.

285 days ago


Good for Abby paying off her creditors and pulling herself up by the bootstraps.

285 days ago


If she crawled out of bankruptcy she can crawl to a gym. So much effort in court she can do the same at the gym.

285 days ago

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Is it any wonder that people will do anything to get on television? Even the lowest rated garbage will put what normal people would consider big bucks.

285 days ago

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

In your pocket.

285 days ago

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

Who knew KFC was that damn expensive!

285 days ago


we care about this fat khunt because why? bitch outta pull herself over to the salad bar.

285 days ago


if i wanted someone to teach my kid dance I'd probably want the person to look like they actually danced at some point in their life...just saying.

285 days ago


The adults on this show are disgusting. Abby torments the children. The 'moms' are all selfish and shallow. All of them should be ashamed of themselves. A note to the 'moms' - stop bashing homeschooling and get educated on the real facts from HSLDF (not the B.S. put out by the NEA agenda). You people are idiots. I feel sorry for the children in this situation.

285 days ago


The adults on that show are disgusting. Abby torments the children. The 'moms' are shallow and self centered. They are all spiritually bankrupt and disgusting. Oh ... and a note to the 'moms' ... you all trashed homeschooling ... shame on you. Get educated about homeschool facts from the HSLDF. You are clueless idiots.

285 days ago


This woman is a horrible human being.

285 days ago


it's a good thing that she's making money from the show- because after seeing her nasty, demeaning, abusive way of treating the children, nobody in their right mind would bring their kids to her dance studio!
and the mom's are just as bad putting their kids through it all for the sake of a stupid trophy!
do they every consider the message they are sending their kids- that all the abuse is worth it if the outside/society/neighbours consider you a winner!
what's in their future?
marry "the right kind of man" with money and all the trappings, let him abuse you, and stay and take it all, because from the outside, you'll be perceived as a winner
that is horrific!
these mom's are setting their girls up with terrible values for a very sad life
what matters more than winning?
happiness, self respect ... I could go on...
need I say more

285 days ago


She is so abusive on that show, verbally and mentally.

The mothers care more about being on TV then removing their children from such an abusive person.

Such abuse will have an impact into their adulthood and not a positive one.

285 days ago

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I never watched that show but I am under the impression she is a total bitch. The credit I'll give her is she paid up instead of hiding behind a lawyer .

285 days ago


Good for her. That's impressive.

285 days ago
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