Felicity Huffman Begins Prison Sentence For College Admissions Scandal
The former 'Desperate Housewives' star has reported to prison to serve a 14-day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal.
“Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA.,” a representative for the 56-year-old in a statement.
“Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions. She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed — one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service — when she is released,” the statement added, referring to Boston federal Judge Indira Talwani, who sentenced the actress last month for her role in the scandal.
During last month's hearing, Huffman broke down as she apologised to her two children during her sentencing.
“I am sorry to my daughter Sophie, my daughter Georgia, my husband William. I have betrayed them,” she said.
“I can only say I am so sorry, Sophia. I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong. I am deeply ashamed at what I have done. I have inflicted more damage than I could imagine.”
Huffman had previously admitted to paying $15,000 to Rick Singer, the mastermind of the college-admission scandal, in order to boost her daughter’s SAT scores by 400 points above what she had received the year prior. She is one of 15 parents who’ve pleaded guilty in the college admissions case
Meanwhile, Huffman's former 'Desperate Housewives' co-star Ricardo Chavira has blasted the star's lenient prison sentence as “white privilege”, saying he witnessed it regularly while filming the series.
“White Privilege. And I saw eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and responsibility don’t mean s**t to these people,” Chavira tweeted on September 13.
Following her completed sentence, Huffman will be required to perform 250 hours of community service and was ordered to pay a $30,000 fine.