EntertainmentFelicity Huffman Deletes Social Media Accounts, Parenting Site After Admissions Scandal Arrest
Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Among Dozens Charged in College Entrance Exam Scandal
Several NCAA D-1 college coaches have also been charged in the scandal. Documents show those indicted allegedly paid millions in bribes to get their children into elite colleges. Those colleges include Yale, Stanford and the University of Southern California. Loughlin and husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying $500,000 to USC in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the college's crew team — even though they did not participate in crew — thereby guaranteeing their admission in the college, according to documents. The FBI and U.S.
Felicity Huffman has scrubbed her online presence after her arrest on charges of fraud.
The actress, 56, deleted her Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as her parenting site What the Flicka?, three days after she was arrested and released on a $250,000 bond on Tuesday.
Before her arrest, Huffman shared a photo of her husband William H. Macy and their oldest daughter, 18-year-old Sofia Grace, visiting college campuses on December 13, 2017.
“Visiting colleges with our 17 year old. Makes me nostalgic… WHILE IT’S HAPPENING!” Huffman tweeted at the time.
Lori Loughlin Deletes Social Media After Being Indicted in College Admissions Bribery Scam
There is currently a warrant out for the 'Fuller House' actress' arrest.
Earlier that month, the Oscar nominee shared another photo from her college campus tout, with the caption: “Another college visit. Like the standards these young people are keeping.”
When news of the indictment hit, a blog post shared to Huffman’s parenting website gained attention for warning teenagers to not attempt to be “sneaky” with their parents.
The post (which was not written by Huffman) featured a list of tips for moms and jokingly addressed teens about lying to their parents, “You think you’re so smart and sneaky and while you probably will get away with it a couple of times — maybe even more times than not — at some point you’re going to get cold-hard busted.”
Actress Felicity Huffman released on $250,000 bond, forced to surrender passport amid college admissions scandal
The actress reportedly appeared in federal court in Los Angeles for around 12 minutes with her husband, actor William Macy.
“Why? Because teenagers don’t pay attention to details,” the post continued. “Especially when you add social media sites into the mix. I’ve busted my 16-year-old several times because one of the friends I knew she was supposed to be with posted an Instagram shot or sent a tweet out that just happened to land in my lap that indicated an entirely different story.”
Authorities have accused Huffman of conspiring to pay $15,000 to an organization that facilitated cheating on her older daughter’s SATs by having a proctor correct her answers in hopes of getting her into a better college.
According to an indictment obtained by PEOPLE from the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, Huffman has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
David Mamet Defends Felicity Huffman For “Unfortunate” Role In Elite College Bribery Scandal
David Mamet is defending longtime friend Felicity Huffman and her husband, Shameless actor William H. Macy, following the actress’ indictment Tuesday in a wide-reaching college admissions bribery scandal. In an open letter, the Oscar-nominated writer of Wag the Dog and The Verdict wrote that he’s known Huffman for 35 years and is “crazy” about the former Desperate Housewives star and her husband, with whom he started the off-Broadway Atlantic Theatre Company. Huffman and Full House actress Lori Loughlin and 48 other high-profile individuals were indicted in connection with a federal college admissions cheating investigation.
The affidavit alleges that Huffman and “her spouse” made the $15,000 donation to KWF. Macy is not indicted in the case.
“Huffman and her spouse made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter,” the criminal complaint affidavit reads. “Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so.”
Prosecutors allege that dozens of parents — including Huffman and fellow actress Lori Loughlin — paid sums to admissions consultant William Singer and his nonprofit organization, Key Worldwide Foundation (“KWF”). Then, prosecutors allege, the KWF would bribe coaches and administrators to accept the donors’ kids into prestigious college programs.
Bob Saget deletes tweet about ‘lying’ people amid Lori Loughlin court appearance for college admissions scandal.
Bob Saget deleted a cryptic tweet about “lying” people on Wednesday, the same day his longtime “Full House” co-star appeared in court for her alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal. “So many people are lying these days, maybe they should change the tests in school to ‘false or false,’” Saget tweeted shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, People magazine reported.
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