Felicity Huffman, 56, a former actress in the Desperate Housewives series, has admitted that an £11,000 bribe disguised as a charitable donation was paid to university admissions consultant Rick Singer to increase her daughter’s examination score for a university admission.
Huffman is one of a number of parents accused of cheating the system. Actress Lori Loughlin, 54, and her husband Massimo Giannulli, 55, are said to have paid more than £380,000 to get their two daughters admitted onto the rowing crew at the University of Southern California. Neither is a rower but both were photographed on rowing machines to create a false profile. One daughter, Olivia Jade, 19, is reportedly an influencer on Instagram and YouTube with more than a million followers, at present, and is endorsed by Amazon, for what it’s worth.