It looks like disgraced Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller will be a free woman for a little while longer.
Last month, Miller was sentenced to a year in prison on fraud charges.
In the weeks since the verdict was delivered, the controversial television personality has lashed out against the judge, played dumb about her crimes, and pled innocence as a “nice Catholic girl from Pittsburgh.”
(Are people from Pittsburgh known for their inability to commit bankruptcy fraud? We’re not really sure what she was going for with that one.)
Anyway, none of that has done Miller any good in terms of getting out of serving her time.
Eventually, the widely despised 50-year-old will be going to prison.
But that doesn’t mean she can’t delay the inevitable for a few weeks.
According to Radar Online, Miller was originally supposed to report to prison on June 30.
Now, she’s scheduled to begin serving her sentence on July 12.
No reason was given for the delay, and Miller has been uncharacteristically quiet about the change.
She may be legally prohibited from discussing the specifics of the delay, but that hasn’t stopped her from hinting at the court’s reasoning on social media.
Miller has posted a series of photos on her Instagram page that seem to hint at some sort of knee ailment.
The pic below shows an x-ray that seems to indicate Miller is missing caritlage in her right knee:
“Bone on Bone! X-ray Right knee – That kinda hurts a little OUCH! #marinadelrey #discsportsandspinecenter #aldcalways #aldcla #ALDC,” Miller captioned the pic.
Obviously, Miller won’t be able to undergo and recover from knee surgery in less than two weeks’ time.
What’s more likely is that her lawyers convinced the judge to delay the start of her sentence so that she can undergo further medical evaluation.
That would explain why Miller is so keen on playing up her injuries on social media.
If she’s able to convince the court that she requires surgery, she may be able to push her sentencing back several months.
Perhaps Miller even hoping that given more time, her lawyers will be able to successfully appeal her conviction.
It’s a long shot, but we suppose we can’t blame her.
At the end of the day, however, her latest ploy seems unlikely to change anything.
Miller is going to prison – it’s just a matter of when.