Tensions continue to rise in relation to the startling college admissions scandal involving several prestige colleges and 50+ elite people. Actresses Felicity Huffman from “Desperate Housewives” and Lori Loughlin from “Full House” are the two most widely recognized names involved in the high-profile scandal.
Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 to increase her daughter’s SAT score by about 400 points. Loughlin, on the other hand, reportedly paid a total of half a million dollars to get both of her daughters into the University of Southern California, commonly referred to as USC.
Since news broke about their involvement in the scandal, the two have been staying under wraps while facing massive repercussions in their acting careers. But the most impacting consequence of their actions — prison time — is yet to come.
Legal experts are convinced that both actresses will end up serving a short prison sentence, even if they enter a plea deal. Huffman pled guilty in court on Monday, April 8th. She will likely face four to ten months in prison, according to the LA Times.
Upon pleading guilty to fraud charges, she also released an apology statement expressing remorse for her role in the scandal. Read her full statement below.
“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,” the actress said.
“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,” she continued. “My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her.”
However, Loughlin is still staying silent. As of Tuesday, April 9th, the “Fuller House” star has not entered a plea or apologized to the public.
What do you think about this? Stay tuned for updates in the college admissions scandal. In other trending news, the wife of a star NFL quarterback is in serious need of prayers as she prepares for brain surgery.