“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller said Lori Loughlin’s rumored prison consultants are worthless and a waste of time, according to reports.
The setup: Reports from the last month suggest that Loughlin hired prison experts to learn prison lingo and martial arts so she can stay safe in a potential prison stay if she loses her college admissions scandal trial, the Deseret News reported earlier this month.
- Loughlin is accused of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud; conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery; and conspiracy to commit money laundering in the college admissions scandal
What’s happening: Miller, who spent eight months in jail for bankruptcy fraud in 2017, said prison experts tend to be “full of crap,” according to TooFab.
- Miller said she hired two consultants and “neither one of them knew anything what they were talking about. They were full of crap.”
- Miller: “I don’t know what prison etiquette is,” she said, shaking her head. “Prison etiquette is you put your napkin on you lap, you wait til everyone’s been served before you start eating.”
- Miller: ”The women that I met were some of the most intelligent, well-educated, wonderful women that were taking the fall for a boss, or a guy, or because they fought the government — they got a year and a day, and said ‘absolutely not, I’m not guilty,’ and got 10 years.”
- Miller said people in prison will want to know more about Loughlin’s celebrity life, TooFab reports.
- Miller: “She was very sweet and wonderful on her television show. It was a scripted show, people are going to want to talk to her.”
- Miller: ”They’re going to want to know what it’s like to work with John Stamos, and is he that hot in person; they’re going to want to know about the twins.”
Bigger picture: Loughlin may have a tough time winning her case in the college admissions scandal trial. A quick look at Pew Research Center data found that 320 of 79,704 federal defendants who went to trial won their cases in 2018 — that’s less than 1% of all criminal defendants, according to the Deseret News.