Actress Felicity Huffman, who spent 11 days in prison after bribing college officials $15,000 to falsify her daughter’s SAT scores as part of the infamous college admissions scandal, is defending her reputation. said he felt he had “no choice” but to break the law. Her daughter is the “future”.
“People think I got into this looking for a way to game the system to do the proverbial back-alley criminal trade, but that wasn’t the case,” Huffman argued in a recent paper. interview In a show with ABC, he broke his silence on the issue for the first time since the scandal broke.
“I worked with a highly recommended college counselor named Rick Singer.” transamerica Hoshi continued. “I worked with him for a year and trusted him implicitly. He recommended programs and tutors, and he was an expert.”
“Then a year later he started saying, ‘Your daughter can’t get into the university she wants,’ and I believed him,” she added.
“So when he slowly started presenting his criminal plan, it seemed like the only option to give my daughter a future – and I know you think this is crazy.” said Huffman. “In hindsight, I know it’s a two-for-two, but I felt like I’d be a crazy mom if I didn’t do it.”
As Breitbart News reported in 2019, Huffman, who pleaded guilty to his role in the Varsity Blues’ college admissions bribery scandal, served 11 days of a 14-day sentence and was fined $30,000. and had to complete 250 hours of community work. service.
Huffman told ABC that when the FBI showed up at her residence to arrest her, she initially thought it was a “joke.”
“They came into my house. They woke up my daughters at gunpoint. Again, this is nothing new for black and brown communities. Then they put my hands behind my back. They handed me over and handcuffed me, and I asked if I could get dressed,” she said.
“I thought it was a hoax,” the actress added. “I literally went up to one of the FBI agents wearing a bulletproof vest and holding a gun, is this a joke?”