Felicity Huffman Speaks Out On College Admissions Scandal For First Time: ‘Undying Shame’

Felicity Huffman is breaking her silence after spending 11 days in jail in 2019 following the college admissions scandal. In a new interview with ABC 7, the “Desperate Housewives” star reflected on her involvement with the criminal case in which wealthy parents were accused of using fraud and bribery to get their kids into elite colleges. It was a move Felicity now claims she felt like she had to do while working with organizer Rick Singer, who was sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in the scandal. “It felt like I had to give my daughter a chance at a future,” she claimed. “And so it was sort of like my daughter’s future, which meant I had to break the law.” Felicity had paid $15K to have her daughter’s SAT score falsified and she reflected on what went through her mind the moment she drove her teenager to the test. “She was going, ‘Can we get ice cream afterwards? I’m scared about the test. What can we do that’s fun?’ And I kept thinking, ‘Turn around, just turn around,’ ” Huffman told ABC 7. “To my undying shame, I didn’t.”