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Actress Felicity Huffman, 60, sent shocking photos across Hollywood in 2019.

Along with several other wealthy parents and high-profile names, including “Full House” star Lori Loughlin, 59, Huffman was convicted in the so-called college cheating case. The nationwide scandal has been referred to as the largest admissions fraud revelation in America.

Hoffman, who rose to fame from the hit TV series Frustrated Wives, admitted paying 130,000 Norwegian kroner in the hope of getting her daughter into an elite university.

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– I thought it was nonsense

So the plan went straight west. Instead, the 60-year-old was sentenced to 14 days in jail and had to perform 250 hours of community service. The actor also had to pay fines of 270 thousand Norwegian kroner. She was released from prison eleven days later.

Hoffman remained silent throughout the years after the case came to light, but she appeared on Friday in an interview with the TV channel ABC7. Here she talks, among other things, about the arrest, which she initially took as a joke.

– My family and I were woken up in the middle of the night by armed policemen, before I was handcuffed. “I thought this was nonsense,” she said, “and asked if I could get dressed.”

The TV star admits she deeply regrets the choices she made. Every now and then, she definitely felt like she had no other choice, even if the feeling in her stomach was bad.

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– I wanted to give my daughter a chance to secure her future. This meant I had to break the law.

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Huffman claims she initially had no intention of doing anything illegal.

– I eventually went with him anyway. I know it sounds really sick. As I took my daughter into the exam room, I kept thinking, “Turn around, just turn around.” “But I didn’t do it, and I will be ashamed of myself forever,” she says.

Dumped after the scandal

Dumped after the scandal


The 60-year-old has done community service with New Way of Life, a program for formerly incarcerated women. This weekend, Hoffman is hosting the organization’s benefit gala.

As for the daughter, she later got a second chance. Today she studies drama at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ironically, there is also an episode in “Disappointed Wives” in which Hoffman’s character, Lynette Scavo, bribes a prestigious school to secure a place for her sons.

Lori Loughlin and her husband were sentenced to two and five months in prison, respectively, in a college cheating case. Unlike Huffman, Loughlin denied the allegations. I have so far remained silent on this issue.

Ashura Okorie

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