Felicity Huffman leaves social media amid college admissions scandal

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Felicity Huffman leaves social media amid college admissions scandal



She was released on and released on a $250k bond (Picture: Rex)Felicity Huffman has deleted her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, as well as her parenting website, after she was arrested for allegedly taking part in a college admissions fraud.
The 54-year-old actress, who is facing charges of fraud, removed her website, What the Flicka? three days after she was arrested, and later released on a $250,000 (£187,898) bond.
One of her last posts before she scrubbed her online presence was, ironically, a picture of her husband William H Macy and their oldest daughter Sofia Grace visiting college campuses on 13 December 2017.

Her husband has not been implicated (Picture: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)The post read: ‘Visiting colleges with our 17 year old. Makes me nostalgic… WHILE IT’S HAPPENING!’
The Oscar nominee also shared a photo visiting college campuses one month earlier. ‘Another college visit,’ she had written at the time. ‘Like the standards these young people are keeping.’
It comes as she faces accusations that she conspired to pay $15,000 (£11k) to a company that planned to organise her daughter cheating on her SAT exam, by having a proctor correct her answers.

Felicity and Lori were both indicted on fraud charges (Picture: Rex)Yale and Georgetown had been some of the universities targeted by such a scheme, and it is thought some children had not been in on the alleged plan.
Huffman has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
She wasn’t the only to have been involved in the education scandal, as Fellow actress Lori Loughlin and dozens of other wealthy parents were implicated.
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Actress Julia Roberts slammed Huffman and Loughlin after they were accused, insisting the scam sent the message that parents ‘don’t have enough faith’ in their children.
The actress said: ‘To bring the college situation into the mix, that to me is so sad because I feel from an outsider that it says a little bit, “I don’ have enough faith in you.”’
‘From the kind of childhood I had, I raised my kids now, I don’t want them to have to have some of the struggles I had,’ she explained.
‘But at the same time, you do need to know how to make your bed and how to do your laundry and how to be able to make one meal, these are important life skills.’
Huffman has not yet publicly addressed the charges.

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