Felicity Huffman has erased her footprint on social media by deleting her accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The actress, who is at the center of “Operation Varsity Blues,” a college bribery scandal, was facing backlash from fans on all of her accounts. The Desperate Housewives star followed the in the footsteps of fellow actress Lori Loughlin, who deleted her accounts immediately.
Olivia Jade, Lori’s daughter, who has a large Youtube following, is still on social media but has disabled comments on her Instagram account. That has not stopped people from commenting on her older photos, trying to shame the young girl for her parents actions.
According to the indictment, Felicity and Lori were two of 46 parents who were charged charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Felicity was released on $250,000 bond, while Lori and her husband were released on $1 million bond. Felcity’s husband William H. Macy was not charged.
According to the indictment, Felicity and her husband, William H. Macy,”made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter. Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so.” The indictment reveals that their daughter was given more time to take the SAT as other students and the paid proctor agreed to secretly correct her answers afterwards.
At the center of the corruption is William Rick Singer, who was charged with racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice. Singer would get the money from the parent and pay off administration officials and coaches to get give their kids an advantage.