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September 19, 2019

Wendy Williams Blasts 'Desperate Housewives' Star Felicity Huffman's 14-Day Sentence

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Wendy Williams slammed "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman for only being sentenced to 14 days in jail following her college admission bribery scandal. 

On her ever-so-controversial "The Wendy Williams Show," the host suggested that Felicity Huffman received a much lighter sentence due to her social status and white privilege. 

Williams claims that thanks to Huffman being one-half of a Hollywood power couple and her strong connections, she was given such a meager sentence that would have been different if she was black. 

Felicity Huffman heading to court | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

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An Unfair Verdict?

After news of Felicity Huffman's sentence came to light for her role in the recent college admissions controversy, Wendy Williams says the verdict isn't fair. 

Aside from her 14-day jail stint, the 56-year-old was fined $30,000 and will be on supervised release for a year following her two weeks in jail. She will also have to complete 250 hours of community service in addition to her sanctions.

Williams claims that thanks to Huffman being one-half of a Hollywood power couple and her strong connections, she was given such a meager sentence that would have been different if she was black. 

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Felicity Huffman being escorted to the court room | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

On Alleged "White Privilege"

“If she was black, it’d be 14 years. Do I think she’ll ever work again? Yeah. Because first of all, she copped to it. Second of all, she’s one half of a power couple in Hollywood. And she’s a nice woman. She just did something that I think a lot of mothers would do if you had the means.”

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The 55-year-old host also said that the "Desperate Housewives" actress should have been fined millions, and hopes the money actually goes to pay for someone else who can't afford a good education. 

Wendy Williams at a speaking engagement | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

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"I think she should have been fined millions. Also, the money that she is fined should hopefully be given to support those who can't afford a better education."

The College Admissions Controversy

In May, Huffman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud after paying William "Rick" Singer $15000 so he would help increase her daughter Sophia's SAT scores by having a proctor correct her answers if they turned out to be wrong. 

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The actress then wrote a letter to the judge, saying her actions were a result of "desperation to be a good mother," assuring him that she will feel "utter shame" for the rest of her life. 

No Excuses for Fraud

Unfortunately for her, the judge made it clear there weren't any excuses for her wrongdoing. 

"She knew what she was doing was wrong and did take many steps to facilitate the scheme. She knew it was fraud. Trying to be a good mother doesn’t excuse this.”

The judge saw it fitting that Huffman is given jail time, as if she didn't, people will wonder how and why she ever got away with fraud. 

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