Abby Lee Miller, the controversial star of Lifetime’s Dance Moms, tells In Touch in an exclusive interview, that a group of her former students’ mothers showed up to her hearing on May 9.

Abby Lee was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison on May 9 for illegally trying to hide $775,000 in income while going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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A group of her former dance students’ mothers — Kelly Hyland, Christi Lukasiak, Dawn Check and Diane Pent — made sure to snag seats in the back of the Pittsburgh courtroom.

“They were laughing at me,” Abby Lee explains.

“Who is the happiest???” Kelly Hyland later posted on Instagram, next to a picture of the four women toasting with champagne.

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This is no laughing matter according to Abby Lee. In fact, she admits that she’s “terrified” of being beaten or raped in prison.

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“I just keep thinking I’m going to wake up and it’ll all have been a nightmare, that someone is going to see the light and say, ‘They went after the wrong person,’ ” Abby Lee says. “I’m not as strong as I may appear on TV.”

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