Sticking by her side. Desperate Housewives alum Alfre Woodard revealed that she “will always support” her former costar, Felicity Huffman, despite her involvement in the college admissions scandal. Woodard opened up about their bond while making an appearance at a Los Angeles red carpet event for her new Apple TV+ show called See.
“She’s my friend, I love her,” the actress said about Huffman, according to PEOPLE. “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, 56, is currently locked up at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, and it’s expected that she will get out after serving only 13 days behind bars, despite her original sentence being 14 days. In addition to her time served, the star also has one year of probation and she must complete 250 hours of community service as well as pay a $30,000 fine.
The actress not only initially entered a guilty plea, but she also owned up to her wrong-doings in a statement around the time her sentence was revealed in September. “I broke the law. I have admitted that and I have pleaded guilty to this crime. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period,” Huffman wrote at the time.
Huffman was recently photographed in her green jump suit at the FCI, but she won’t have to get used to it for long, as it’s been reported that she’ll be going home on October 27. In the mean time, she’s able to have her husband, William H. Macy, 69, and daughter Sophia, 19, visit on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
Back in March, Huffman was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. This development came after it was speculated that she dropped $15,000 to help get her oldest daughter, Sofia, into an esteemed university by improving her score on the SATs.
While the actress is away, her husband has been working hard to hold down the fort. “Felicity and Bill are a real unit and Bill is holding the family together as Felicity completes her sentence,” an insider revealed to In Touch exclusively. As for Huffman, the source claimed, “She wants to put this behind her and focus on the girls and healing her family.”
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