Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller has a few choice words for her most outspoken client and costar, Christi Lukasiak — and they came through my inbox this afternoon.
In a tersely worded e-mail that my Dance Moms-watching partner in crime Hubby Rik officially decreed “the most awesome email in the history of email” — Abby, when I spoke with you recently and told you he would happily leave me to be your manservant, I meant it — Miller presents her side of the ongoing battle with which DM fans are all too familiar, and gives intriguing perspective on what really goes on when the cameras are off. And why the way she’s represented in my blogs and others may be so much bull pucky. Maybe.
Here is the unedited missive:
“Ms. Acken – please write about Christi Lukasiak pimping her daughter Chloe out to make a quick buck. Check out her umpteenth Meet & Greet somewhere in upstate NY the first weekend in October – and don’t forget to bring your $106.00 to meet them! That’s the price you and 500 others will pay to spend an hour chatting with Chloe! I think you get a T-shirt which cost five dollars
I’m not the bad guy – I’ve been teaching dance for 32 years. Chloe has been my student since she was 2 1/2 years old… it was a goal for her to appear on the cover of our Annual Dance Concert Program – this year she wanted paid! If Chloe didn’t continually miss class and come late and leave early she would be an amazing dancer, or should I say the dancer I could create. Her mother’s constant negative remarks about me personally, and my craft have taken a toll on the child. Chat with any of the ALDC Faculty members and they will tell you just how much Chloe has changed since the show started!
Don’t miss the new show Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition! I’m sure Christie will have her nose out of joint over this one!
Now you know. And boy, oh boy, now I know, too.
Don’t miss part two of the Dance Moms reunion show Tuesday night at 9/8CT on Lifetime. Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition premieres Tuesday, October 9 at 9/8CT, also on Lifetime. Check back next week for my exclusive interview with Abby Lee Miller about Abby’s Ultimate and more on how she really feels about the Dance Moms.