Why Abby Lee Miller Thinks Lori Loughlin's Chances in Court Are Grim (Exclusive)
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The "Dance Moms" star has first hand knowledge as she served eight months in prison for bankruptcy charges.

As a celebrity who found herself in hot water with the law, Abby Lee Miller believes Lori Loughlin should not fight her charges in the college admissions cheating scandal.

Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly spent $500,000 in a scheme to get their daughters Isabella Rose, 19, and Olivia Jade, 20, into USC as part of the school's crew team, even though the girls are not rowers. They both plead not guilty in connection with the bribery ring in which 50 people were charged. They await trial in 2020.

And the "Dance Moms" star -- who served 8 months in jail for bankruptcy fraud in 2017 -- fears for Loughlin as she met plenty of women during her prison stint who denied any wrongdoing and ended up with even harsher penalties.

"They were originally given a year and a day, or maybe 8-9 months, and instead of just taking it, they fought the system because they believed they were innocent. Or maybe somebody else was involved that didn't get indicted. So they fought, and now they're there for all these years," the 56-year-old told TooFab.

Miller couldn't wrap her head around the idea Loughlin's daughters needed to go to a specific school when they had so many options and resources.

"I just don't understand. I teach children, and some kids are booksmart, some kids are street smart. Lori had a daughter who was very intelligent at what she was doing. Why did she have to go to that particular college? Why couldn't she have gone to college online? Why couldn't she fly to Paris and go to school there? I mean, I just don't get why you had to be in Downtown LA going to USC."

Actress Felicity Huffman was also among those charged in the admissions scandal. She entered a guilty plea in April and received a whopping two weeks of jail time and a $30,000 fine in September.

"Good for her. Good for her," said Miller adding, "She had a better judge. And I was told many times, if this were to happen in California, I would've never gone to jail. But because it happened in Pittsburgh, it was a witch hunt."

And to avoid similar situations in the future, Miller made a plea to a famous reality TV star. "There are too many women in prison for white collar ridiculous mistakes, you're taking the fall for other people, and they should not be there. Kim Kardashian, call me. Please, I need to work on prison reform with you. I know firsthand," Miller begged.

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