She did it! Felicity Huffman’s daughter graduated high school, and the actress was able to attend the event. The 56-year-old was seen after her daughter Sofia‘s graduation ceremony on Monday, June 10, in Hollywood. She spoke with family and friends and appeared to be in good spirits, even in the midst of the ongoing college admissions scandal.
Huffman was indicted on March 11 for allegedly making “a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter,” 18-year-old Sofia — the same daughter who graduated. According to court documents obtained by In Touch, the Desperate Housewives alum also “made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her youngest daughter,” — 16-year-old Georgia. However, Huffman later decided “not to do so.”
On May 13, Huffman appeared in a Boston federal courtroom and officially entered a guilty plea for her role in the nationwide college admissions scam. She will reportedly be sentenced in September 2019, but until then, we won’t know if she’ll be ordered to spend any time behind bars.
When she pled guilty, Huffman released a statement which read, “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. 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.” The actress also noted that her daughter was not involved in the crime.
A source told In Touch in May, “Felicity is worried that jail time means she’ll never get to see her family. They have very strict visitation rules and hours and if the prison is overcrowded those who’ve traveled all the way to see her could get kicked out.” So she’d better make the most of the time she was with them now, at events like high school graduations, just in case.
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