Felicity Huffman Breaks Her Silence on the 2019 College Admissions Scandal.
Felicity Huffman reveals what led her to take part in the college admissions scam in 2019.
Four years after the initial scandal, the consequences of it have been long-lasting for everyone involved.
Especially for 60-year-old mother of two, Felicity Huffman.
And now, the actress has shed some light on what made her take part in the 2019 scheme.
In an interview with ABC 7 this past week, Huffman described the events that led to it.
“People assume that I went into this looking for a way to cheat the system and making proverbial criminal deals in back alleys, but that was not the case,” Huffman explained.
“I worked with a highly recommended college counselor named Rick Singer.”
“I worked with him for a year and trusted him implicitly; he recommended programs and tutors and he was the expert.”
“And after a year, he started to say, ‘Your daughter is not going to get into any of the colleges that she wants to.’ And so, I believed him.”
Huffman is far from the only celebrity to be embroiled in scandals.
In fact, there is almost a proud history of celebrity scandals in Hollywood.
Obvious manipulation tactics had been used, but manipulated or not, Huffman still tried to take opportunities away from others who earned their places in the elite schools.
College counselor Rick Singer- master manipulator.
So, how did William “Rick” Springer allegedly pull Huffman and others into his scheme?
One, possible belittling, she was made to feel like a bad parent if she didn’t go along with it, according to Huffman.
“When he slowly started to present the criminal scheme, it seemed like — and I know this seems crazy at the time — that that was my only option to give my daughter a future.”
“I know hindsight is 20/20 but it felt like I would be a bad mother if I didn’t do it. So, I did it,” Huffman told ABC-7.
Two, use of Gaslighting by a supposed expert.
Springer allegedly told Huffman, ‘Your daughter is not going to get into any of the colleges that she wants to.’
Good lord, he wasn’t a seer, he didn’t know everything, there were options.
But suppose if you’re a parent, you are blind where your child is concerned.
Huffman concluded by pleading that it was her daughter’s future and felt she had no other way at the time.
“It felt like I had to give my daughter a chance at a future,” she said.
“And so, it was sort of like my daughter’s future, which meant I had to break the law.”
However, in the years since her ordeal, Huffman has focused her time in trying to do good with her experiences.
Particularly, with the not-for-profit organisation she is part of- ‘A New Way of Life.’
“I want to use my experience and what I’ve gone through and the pain to bring something good.”
We’re glad to see some genuine humility in her brave decision to speak out.
Published by HOLR Magazine.