Felicity Huffman Reports To Prison And Michael Douglas Weighs In On College Admissions Scandal
Felicity Huffman reported to the prison known as "Club Fed" to serve her sentence. Michael Douglas comments on the college admissions scandal: "egregious".
Former “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman reported to prison on Tuesday to begin her 14-day prison sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal. While at the same time, veteran actor and Academy Award winner Michael Douglas spoke out to share his opinion on the scandal.
Felicity Huffman Reports To Prison
Fox News confirmed that Huffman reported to the California Federal Correctional Institution on Tuesday morning to begin her sentence. The actress was accompanied by her famous husband, William H. Macy.
“Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA. Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions,” a representative for the actress said in a statement.
“She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed—one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service—when she is released.”
The women’s prison in Dublin earned itself the nickname “Club Fed” from the media. Forbes even added the low-security Federal Correctional Institution in the San Francisco Bay Area to its 2009 list of America’s 10 Cushiest Prisons.
Huffman’s “Light” Sentence
Huffman received her sentence last month after a guilty plea on charges that she paid someone $15,000 to change the answers on her daughter’s SATs.
On top of Huffman’s 14-day prison sentence, she also received one year of probation. Lastly, the actress was ordered to perform 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine.
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Though some slammed her sentence as being light because of her “white privilege,” U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani stood by it.
Federal Judge Tulwani sentenced Huffman to 14 days, year probation, $30,000 fine and 250 hours volunteer community service. Unusually short sentence & shows judge believes that “deterrence does matter.” “Trying to be a good mother doesn’t excuse this” said Judge Talwani. https://t.co/8gtjJu7xt6
— Tracy Green (@tracygreen) September 13, 2019
“I think this is the right sentence here,” Talwani told Huffman during sentencing. “You can move forward and rebuild your life after this. Without this sentence, I think the community around you would ask why you got away with this.”
Michael Douglas Calls Scandal “Egregious”
This comes as Huffman continues to face public scrutiny for her role in the now-infamous scandal. During a screening of his Netflix comedy, “The Kominsky Method,” veteran movie star Michael Douglas gave his thoughts about the scandal.
“It’s just egregious,” Douglas told Us Weekly. ” “The humiliation that these well-to-do families are suffering is that there’s no sympathy from their peer group.”
“Kind of just crazy. Just crazy,” Douglas added. “I think it was as much about the self-image for the parents as it was for the kids.”
Huffman Likely To Struggle In Hollywood
This lack of sympathy from Hollywood may end up being what Huffman struggles with most as she attempts to rebuild her life after leaving prison. Prior to this scandal, Huffman was one of the most in-demand working actresses, continually scoring roles in high-profile projects like “American Crime” and “When They See Us.”
The actress is married to Academy Award nominee and star of Fargo, William H. Macy. Macy escaped the scandal unscathed. The 69 year old actor will return as the patriarch on the popular Showtime series “Shameless” for a new season on November 3rd.
— Shameless on Showtime (@SHO_Shameless) August 2, 2019
Together Huffman and Macy have daughters, Sophia Grace and Georgia Grace Macy.
Huffman’s name is now forever tarnished by the college admissions scandal. It’s certainly hard to imagine that Huffman’s successful career will just pick up where it left off.
After all, the liberal world of Hollywood is notoriously unforgiving. Especially when it comes to crimes in which someone is accused of exercising their “white privilege.”
Huffman may be serving a two week prison sentence, but once she gets out, she may end up serving a lifetime sentence in the Hollywood doghouse.