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Felicity Huffman Says She Will Plead Guilty In Public Apology!

Felicity Huffman Pleading Guilty College Admissions Scandal

Felicity Huffman Macy is doing the right thing. Relatively, we mean.
The Desperate Housewives star will be one of 14 defendants who will plead guilty in the college admissions scandal.
Last month 50 people total, including parents and school officials, were indicted by the federal government over a scheme in which bribes were passed through a fake charity to help students get into colleges.
Related: Celeb Moms Faced Judge Last Week
Felicity was accused of paying off a standardized test proctor to take her daughter’s SAT and adjust it before mailing it off — giving her a much better score.
On Monday she finally spoke out in a public apology — making it clear she would be taking full responsibility for the crime:

“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.”

Interesting the wording there — “full responsibility.”
Many would argue Felicity’s hubby, character actor William H. Macy, should also bare some of the brunt.
According to the massive indictment, he also agreed to the scheme.
It seems the government just didn’t have enough evidence on him — no email or phone call in which he admitted to the crime, like they had with his wife — so he’s getting away.

William H Macy going free as Felicity Huffman pleads guilty
Totally Shameless IRL? / (c) FayesVision/WENN

From what we’ve heard, the disparity may be causing some strain in their relationship.
While obviously the threat of prison is going put any couple through stress, this isn’t something we’ve heard about Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, who were both indicted on charges of paying $500,000 to get their daughters into USC.
Felicity concluded:

“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize 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.”

We’re glad to hear Felicity’s daughter knew nothing of the crime.
From what we’ve heard that may not be the case for all of the students
What do YOU think of Felicity’s apology??
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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Apr 08, 2019 13:06pm PDT