Felicity Huffman: ‘I Am Ashamed of the Pain I Have Caused’
Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents.
“I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney’s Office,” Hoffman said.[irp posts=9915]
Below is her full statement:
“I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney’s Office.
“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,” Huffman continued. “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. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty,” she concluded.[irp posts=8822]
Fellow actress Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the sitcom Full House, and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are charged with paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though neither participated in the sport.
They were not among those who agreed to plead guilty, and they have not publicly addressed the allegations.