The college admissions scandal has made headlines off and on for a majority of 2019. It's not hard to see why- a lot of celebrities have been arrested and/or implicated in this scandal, forever damaging their reputations in Hollywood. But it's not just them or their conspirators who've been impacted by this; the kids of said celebrities have also been affected. People keep wondering if they knew about their parents' actions or if they had anything to do with it.
In the case of actress Felicity Huffman and her two daughters- Sophia and Georgia Macy- it's definitely affected her relationship with them. Huffman was arrested in March of 2019 for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. She pled guilty the following month and is scheduled to sentence on September 13th, 2019. Prosecutors are looking for a sentence of one month in jail and a $20 000 fine. However, her legal team is fighting ferociously to have Huffman sentenced to one year of probation and 250 hours of community service.
Among the 161-page memorandum to the judge in her case is a letter from Huffman herself. She began by describing how she tried hard to help Sophia immensely due to the latter's learning disabilities. But by the time her daughter reached high school, Huffman got in touch with private college counselor Rick Singer. Singer assured Huffman that he'd have a procter boost Sophia's SAT scores after the fact so that she would have a better chance to get into college. Huffman claims that she agreed six weeks after the suggestion came up, but later told Singer to not do the same for her other daughter.
But when the Huffman's involvement in the college admissions scandal was revealed, she was forced to face the very daughter she'd tried to help get into college.
"When my daughter looked at me and asked me with tears streaming down her face, 'Why didn't you believe in me? Why didn't you think I could do it on my own?' I had no adequate answer for her," Huffman wrote in her letter. "I could only say, 'I am sorry. I was frightened and I was stupid.' In my blind panic, I have done the exact thing that I was desperate to avoid. I have compromised my daughter's future, the wholeness of my family and my own integrity."
Huffman added, "As painful as this has been, I am truly grateful for the lessons I have learned and for opportunity to change and live more honestly. I am now focusing on repairing my relationship with my daughter, my family and making amends to my community."
While Huffman's letter makes her guilt clear, it's hard to say whether the remorse it contains is true. The former Desperate Housewives actress could very well be sorry just for getting caught. Then again, her remorse for her actions could just as easily be genuine instead. We'll leave that up to you to decide. Until her sentencing is carried out, the public can only speculate as to what will ultimately happen to Huffman.