October 25, 2019
As Felicity Huffman serves her 14-day sentence for participating in the national college admissions scandal, her former "Desperate Housewives" co-star Alfre Woodard shows her support.
Speaking to reporters at the world premiere for Apple TV+'s show "See," at Los Angeles' Fox Regency Village Theater. "Desperate Housewives" star, Alfre Woodard addressed Felicity Huffman's prison sentence saying:
"She's my friend, I love her. I always support her. We're all doing the best we can, we're making it up as we go. And, you know, that's what friends do. You keep your hand reached out."
Huffman plead guilty to paying college admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer $15 000 to have a proctor change her daughter, Sophia's SAT answers. In a statement following her sentencing, Huffman says:
"I have learned a lot over the last six months about my flaws as a person. My goal now is to serve the sentence that the court has given me. I look forward to doing my community service hours and making a positive impact on my community."
Woodard, who played the character of Betty Applewhite alongside Huffman isn't the only "Desperate Housewives" star to publically show her support.
Her other co-star, Dana Delany and television son, Charlie Carver, both praised her for her honesty and expressed their admiration for Huffman.
Alfre Woodard and Felicity Huffman having a conversation in the audience during the Producers Guild awards, on January 22, 2006, California | Source: Getty Images (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
"She did the right thing, she apologized. That's all you can do. I just think that Felicity gave the perfect statement and I think she's handling it very well. I just wish her the best," Delany says.
In the investigation dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues," Huffman is the first person to be charged in the case. Currently, she is serving 14 days at an all-women's prison in California.
Lori Loughlin, her husband, Mossimo Giannulli and 50 other parents, coaches, admissions counselors and exam proctors have also been accused of paying Singer to get students admission at elite colleges.
On Saturday, her husband William H. Macy was spotted visiting Huffman in prison. She was pictured wearing her green in prison uniform at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin. Huffman will finish her sentence on October 27, 2019.