Wendy Williams didn't hold back when she slammed Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman in her show. In light of the actresses' participation in a college bribery scam, the talk show host said they deserve to go to jail.
Wendy Williams condemned Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman for their involvement in what is possibly the biggest college bribery scandal to rock the US. She firmly believes they should be “locked up.”
Williams weighed in on the celebrity moms during the “Hot Topics” segment of her show on March 13 because the scandal is now the hottest topic in Hollywood.
Loughlin and Huffman were separately charged in relation to their fraudulent dealings regarding the college admission of their children. The “Fuller House” star was accused of paying a total of $500,000 in bribe money to assure her two daughter’s admission to the University of South California. The deal involved signing the girls up in USC’s crew team without actually participating in it to secure their entry to the school. Meanwhile, Huffman paid $15,000 to alter one of her two daughters’ college entrance exam for a sure admission.
Williams slammed the two stars and described their involvement as “disgusting” and “horrible.”
“Lock ‘em all up!” she said, referring to all the parents involved in the scandal and added that they should all be asked to pay hefty fines. She didn’t leave out the kids who she believes were in on it too.
“I feel like the kids will be next to be charged. I think that all these kids knew exactly what was going on… How dare they!”
Zooming in on Loughlin and Huffman, Williams had strong words for them. She described Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli as “the worst of the lot so far.” She questioned what would happen now to the actress’ show.
“’Full House”, what’s going to happen to “Fuller House”? Do you cancel the show because she’s a liar? I wouldn’t mind! I mean, this is terrible…”
Meanwhile, she went softer on Huffman who she simply said is “the lesser of the two evils.” However, she called Huffman and Loughlin liars as she wondered what’s going to happen to them.
“Who’s going to be friends with these liars now? Who’s going to be friends with their kids? … For you kids who were cheating and lying, get ready.”
The outspoken host couldn’t help but insert Jussie Smollett into the picture too, imagining him alongside the two actresses.
“They’re going to have to have several seats next to Jussie Smollett!”
Smollett, as everyone already knows, was the hottest topic before this after he allegedly staged his own attack in January. His scenes from “Empire” were cut following his arrest and he’s now out on bail.
Loughlin surrendered herself to authorities on Wednesday when she arrived in the US from Canada where she was filming for Hallmark. She was charged with the conspiracy to commit mail fraud charges and assigned a $1 million bail fee. The same was applied to her husband who was arrested a day earlier. Both were released after settling their bail.
Meanwhile, Huffman was asked to pay $250,000 for her release after her arrest. She was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
50 people were indicted this week in connection to the large-scale admissions racket. Along with parents, coaches and exam administrators were also charged in relation to the crime which encompassed top schools like Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest, and Georgetown, among others.
The mastermind was reportedly a college admissions counselor named William "Rick" Singer who proposed the bribes as an alternative to parents making huge charitable donations to universities. In a wire-tapped phone call last year, he offered a "side door" to a parent as an assurance of his child's admission. The "front door" he said was the proper channel in which the student gets in due to his/her own merits. The back door is more expensive because it would require parents to pay ten times more in donations than what his side door is requiring. He bragged about servicing 800 students with the far-reaching scheme which has now been valued at $25 million.
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