Photo of Felicity Huffman with Another Parent Charged in College Bribe Scam Revealed

Pedro Marrero
Mar 15, 2019
03:47 A.M.
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A link between the “Desperate Housewives” star and at least one of the other wealthy parents accused of taking part in a bribery college admission scheme has surfaced as a picture of the two women was released.


56-year-old actress and mother-of-two Felicity Huffman was photographed next to CEO and author Jane Buckingham in May 2010, almost nine years before the two were indicted in the already infamous “Operation Varsity Blues.”

The snapshot was taken at a book launch party held at the Soho House in Los Angeles, where the two women were caught hugging and smiling, appearing to be close friends.


Buckingham was celebrating the release of the third book of her “Modern Girl” trilogy, titled “The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sticky Situations.”

The Beverly Hills-based author has focused much of her career in the subject of young people and their journey through education and careers, both in her publications and on TV.

Huffman was arrested on March 12 because of the allegations, to be later released on a $250.000 bail. She is accused of paying $15.000 to help her eldest daughter Sophia Macy be admitted into an elite university.


Apart from hosting a Style Network series based on her book “The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life,” she hosted ABC Family’s “Job or No Job,” where she served as a guide to three young people to find their dream jobs.

She has also appeared in many TV interviews. Buckingham is a divorced mother of two children: son Jack and daughter Lilia.


The Trendera CEO was among the 50 people indicted in the college admissions cheating a bribery scandal that has recently been made public, just like Huffman.

According to court documents, Buckingham allegedly disguised a bribe to a professional test taker hired by plot organizer William Singer as a $50.000 “charitable donation” to fix the ACT for her son in July 2018.


Evidence exists of Buckingham writing to Singer about the procedure, including sending him a handwriting sample from her son for the test taker to pass for him in the examinations.

“[I’d] probably like to do the same thing with [my daughter],” she reportedly told the adviser after her son got a 35 score on his admission exam. It is not known where Buckingham’s son was admitted.


Huffman was arrested on March 12 because of the allegations, to be later released on a $250.000 bail. She is accused of paying $15.000 to help her eldest daughter Sophia Macy be admitted into an elite university.

Both Huffman and Buckingham were publicly shamed by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on social media, with the latter calling Huffman “stupid” and pointed out to the irony of Buckingham penning a book to guide “modern girls” through life.

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