Felicity Huffman Has Pleaded Guilty And Apologised For The College Admissions Scandal
She has claimed her daughter had no involvement in the scandal.
Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal.
In a statement released to PEOPLE magazine, Huffman said:
“I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney’s Office. I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.
“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community,” she continued. “I want to apologise to them and, especially, I want to apologise to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”
“My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty.”
Huffman is one of 14 wealthy parents who are pleading guilty to taking part in a $25 million scheme to get their children into top colleges.
Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 to use a service that would help her eldest daughter get into college by faking SAT scores and lying about her athletic skills. She had debated using the service again for her younger daughter but ultimately decided against it.
It’s not clear whether fellow actress and accused Lori Loughlin is one of the 14 accused who are pleading guilty.
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