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‘Desperate Housewives’ Star Felicity Huffman Whines About College Admissions Scandal After Her ‘Old Life Died’

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Source: Entertainment Tonight YouTube

Former “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman served 11 days of a 14-year sentence in 2019 for her role in the infamous college admissions scandal that was dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.” Now, Huffman is posing as a victim and claims that she is still feeling the repercussions of this scandal years later.

Huffman speaks

“I walk into the room with him. I did it. It’s black and white,” Huffman, 61, told The Guardian. “What I am is a somewhat trick question. As long as my children are well and my husband is well, I feel good.”

Fox News reported that Huffman went to prison for nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. This came after she bribed a college prep expert with $15,000 to alter her daughter’s SAT scores so she could get into college. In addition to the prison sentence, Huffman was ordered to pay $30,000 in fines and complete 250 hours of community service.

Five years later, Huffman believes her Hollywood career has been affected by the scandal.

“I recently did a pilot for ABC that didn’t get picked up. It’s been difficult,” she said. “Kind of like your old life died and you died with it.”

“I’m in no way whitewashing what I did, but some people have been kind and compassionate,” he added. “Not others.”

Huffman went on to say that she feels “grateful” for her daughters Georgia, 21, and Sofia, 23, whom she shares with her husband of 27 years, William H. Macy of fargo fame.

“I’m lucky to have a family, love and means, so I had a place to land,” he admitted.

Related: Actress Felicity Huffman sentenced to two weeks in jail for university bribery scandal

Huffman reveals why she participated in the scandal

Huffmann previously spoke about why she decided to participate in this scandal in the first place in December.

“People assume I came into this looking for a way to game the system and making proverbial criminal deals in back alleys, but that wasn’t the case,” he said at the time. “I worked with a highly recommended college counselor named Rick Singer. I worked with him for a year and trusted him completely; he recommended programs and tutors, and he was the expert.

“And after a year, he started saying, ‘Your daughter is not going to get into any of the colleges she wants.’ And so I believed him,” she continued. “When she slowly began to present the criminal plan, it seemed (and I know this seems crazy at the time) that this was my only option to give my daughter a future. I know hindsight is 20/20, but I felt like she would be a bad mother if she didn’t do it. So I did it.”

It should be noted that, as the daughter of two wealthy, Oscar-nominated Hollywood stars, Huffman’s daughter certainly has a better chance of “a future” than the vast majority of young people in this country, particularly in Joe Biden’s United States.

Related: Everyone is angry about Lori Loughlin’s privilege. How about we investigate the one with Malia Obama and Chelsea Clinton?

Huffman’s next role

Huffman is now trying to put this behind her, as she is currently preparing to play the role of Paige, the mother of a transgender child, in the revival of Taylor Mac’s “Hir” at London’s Park Theatre, which will run from February 15 to March 16. She lovingly described Paige as a woman who recently pledged allegiance to the “LGBTTSQQIAA” community, which she pronounces as “Luggabuttsqueeah.”

“Paige has the enthusiasm of a new convert,” Huffman said of Paige. “She’s a fanatic, but in a good way. She has been contained for so long and now she is free. If she thinks something, it comes straight out of her mouth.”

Do you think Huffman should be forgiven or is it fair that she continues to be the target of cancel culture? Let us know in the comments section.

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