If there’s ever going to be a riveting trial involving the college admissions ESCANDALO, you won’t see Felicity Huffman starring in it. You won’t ever see her dramatically pull off her wedding ring on the witness stand and throw it at William H. Macy as she tearfully whines about how she’s going down for this shit while he doesn’t ever have to worry about trying to make avocado toast out of mushy peas and cardboard in the clink. Felicity’s next role won’t be crying privileged parent in the college admissions courtroom drama, because she and 12 others will take a plea deal and plead guilty.
The Los Angeles Times says that less than a week after Felicity Huffman showed her face in a Boston court room and handed over her passport, she has announced that she will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Felicity was busted for paying the ringleader of the scam, William “Rick” Singer, $15,000 to fix her older daughter’s SAT score. Rick used Felicity’s money to pay an SAT proctor to correct her daughter’s wrong answers. William H. Macy wasn’t busted, because he was only caught on tape discussing doing the same thing with their second daughter’s SAT test, but they decided not to go through with the scheme a second time.
Felicity claims in a statement, that was probably written by several damage control publicists, that her daughter knew nothing of the fakery:
“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions. I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly. My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her.”
TMZ claims that prosecutors would never strike a deal that didn’t include some prison time, so Felicity may spend a little time behind bars. Prosecutors will give their punishment recommendation to the judge, but the judge will ultimately decide if Felicity will be a Desperate Cellmate or not.
As for Lori Loughlin and Mossimo, they were not part of this plea deal and have not pled guilty. Part of me thinks that Aunt Becky is going to get let this go to trial so that she can continue to prove to us what a HUGE STAR she is by paying out-of-work actors to pretend to be her fans wanting an autograph outside of the courthouse. But if I was Aunt Becky and my insufferable Instagram influencer daughter was yelling at me about ruining her life, I’d plead guilty and ask the judge to give me the chair, and make it electric.