Felicity Huffman Adresses College Entrance Scandal After Pleading Guilty: ‘I’m Ashamed Of Pain I Caused My Daughter’

After pleading guilty in her massive college entrance fraud case, Desperate Housewives actress, Felicity Huffman opened up about the whole thing for the first time. Here’s what she had to say!

Huffman broke her silence on the drama and made it very clear that she accepts ‘full responsibility’ for what she’d done.

In an official statement the star released earlier today, she said: ‘I’m in full acceptance of my guilt, and with regret and shame over what I’ve done, I accept the full responsibility for my actions and I will accept all of the consequences that stem from those actions.’

Felicity went on to say that what causes her the most regret and shame is the hurt her daughter has been feeling because of her.

But of course, she is not the only one affected by the scandal, something the actress acknowledged by saying that ‘I am ashamed of the pain that I have caused my daughter, family, friends, colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and to all the students who work hard every single day to get into college, as well as to their parents who make immense sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.’

As for whether or not her daughter was aware of the illegal way in which she managed to get into college, Felicity insisted that she knew nothing about it, which makes her feel even more like she’d ‘betrayed’ her.

She concluded her statement by expressing a deep regret that will stay with her forever: ‘This transgression toward her and the public I’ll carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is not an excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty.’

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Anna Delvey, Felicity Huffman, and Lori Loughlin Show the Serious Business of Dressing for Court

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It was around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the fifth day of the trial of Anna Sorokin, and the alleged “Soho Grifter”—accused of scamming friends, luxury hotels, and banks out of over $ 275,000—was M.I.A. from New York State Supreme Court.

Last week, GQ’s Rachel Tashjian reported that Sorokin—better known as Anna Delvey—had hired stylist Anastasia Walker to dress her for court appearances.

Delvey isn’t alone in being a public figure dressing for the dock right now: Felicity Huffman (channeling suburban drab rather than Hollywood star) and Lori Loughlin (fabulous coat, autograph signing) were both in court this week, charged in the college admissions-fraud scandal, showcasing divergent courtroom styles.

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William H. Macy Celebrates 69th B-Day After Wife Felicity Huffman’s Arrest

William H. Macy Celebrates 69th Birthday After Wife Felicity Huffman Is Arrested Over College Admissions Scam
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A tough birthday. William H. Macy turned 69 on Wednesday, March 13, one day after his wife, Felicity Huffman, was arrested for her alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions scam.

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While it is unclear how the Fargo star is celebrating his big day, he was busy showing support for Huffman, 56, just hours earlier. He showed up at the federal detention center in Los Angeles where the Georgia Rule actress was being held on Wednesday. He carried a briefcase and looked calm as he entered the building.

The Desperate Housewives alum was charged after allegedly making “a purported charitable contribution of $ 15,000 … to participate in the college entrance cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter,” Sofia, 18, according to documents obtained by ABC News.

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The papers also claim that Huffman “later made arrangements to pursue the scheme for a second time” to help her youngest daughter, 16-year-old Georgia’s admission process, but ultimately chose “not to do” so.

Additionally, court documents allege that Macy — referred to in the documents as “Huffman’s spouse” — participated in a consultation about the cheating scheme. He spoke to Us Weekly about his eldest daughter’s college application process earlier this month, admitting that they “talk about it a lot.”

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“We talk showbiz. My daughter, Sofia, the oldest, she’s in the tribe,” he said at the time. “She’s going to be an actor. She goes to LACHSA, the arts high school here, and we’re doing the college tour, and she’s looking at theater schools.”

In the same interview, Macy gushed over his wife of 21 years: “We’re complimentary, really complimentary. She’s a great mom. She’s kind of astounding. … I’m the luckiest guy on the planet.”

In addition to Huffman’s arrest, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, along with dozens of other suspects, have been charged in the college admissions scam. Loughlin, 54, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning.

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ROLL UP, ROLL UP: One of the guests at the circus tent setting for the Christian Dior show Monday afternoon felt right at home. “Rogue One” actress Felicity Jones had just a week ago wrapped filming “The Aeronauts,” in which she plays a circus performer and hot air balloon pilot.
“It’s a real magical adventure story, so this is totally fitting,” she said. Even the acrobatics seen during the show were nothing to scare the rising performer — the role saw her shooting in a hot air balloon.
“It’s pretty amazing, actually, because you go up so gently it’s not quite as scary as you think it’s going to be because it’s a slow incline, but then suddenly you’re 2,000 feet up looking out of the balloon and thinking, ‘Wow, it is actually quite high up here.’”
Maria Grazia Chiuri had called on acrobatic troupe Mimbre to perform as part of the circus-inspired show, framing the models as they walked the runway. “She wanted Mimbre to come with a team of all-female acrobats,” Lina Johansson, artistic director and cofounder of the London-based company, who began work choreographing the project with 18 performers in November, explained backstage before the show.
“Maria Grazia is so inspiring

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