Felicity Huffman is ‘contrite and humbled and accepts the outcome’ of her sentence

Felicity Huffman and William H Macy enter Federal Court ahead of sentencing for Felicity's part in the college admission scandal!

Felicity Huffman has some time before she’s sent to prison… for fourteen days. That was her sentence, as part of the plea deal she took from the federal prosecutor. Felicity was scamming her daughters’ SAT scores, and because Felicity immediately admitted guilt, she’s walking away with two weeks in prison, a $30K fine and 250 hours of community service. So now that the court-proceedings part of this sh-t is over, how does Felicity feel? According to People Mag, she’s just spending time with her family.

Now back home in L.A. after being sentenced to 14 days in prison on Sept. 13 in a Boston courtroom, Felicity Huffman is focused on regaining her family and the public’s trust. The Desperate Housewives actress, 56, who pleaded guilty last May to paying disgraced admissions consultant Rick Singer $15,000 to have a proctor change her oldest daughter Sophia’s SAT answers after she took the test, is scheduled to report to prison on Oct. 25.

In the meantime, she is focused on spending time with her husband William H. Macy, 69, and daughters Sophia, 19 and Georgia, 17.

“The family is hanging in there, spending time together and doing their best to heal,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE. “Felicity is getting everyone together, so they can spend time talking, and healing with each other.” After receiving her sentence, which also included a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service, plus supervised release for a full year after serving, a source close to Huffman’s team told PEOPLE she felt “humbled.”

“The sentence Felicity received is not about a victory or a defeat. She is not disappointed or relieved about the outcome. She is contrite and humbled and accepts the outcome,” said the source adding, “She is resigned to the fact that she has to serve her sentence and pay her dues to society.”

[From People]

“She is contrite and humbled and accepts the outcome.” I don’t know. I accept that, I guess. Of all the ways this could have gone down, Felicity seems to have chosen the smartest path. I’m not talking about her actual crime, of course, I’m just talking about what came after the crime. Yes, there are conversations about white privilege and criminal justice inequities, but I think Felicity’s punishment actually fits the crime. The problem isn’t that Felicity got off light, it’s that black people of color are punished to such extremes. And as I’ve said for weeks now, it’s also pretty clear that Felicity treated her daughters like g-ddamn science experiments and she had no idea how to actually raise them to be productive members of society. That’s another punishment for Felicity – seeing how badly she’s f–ked up as a mother.

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  1. Maria says:

    Yeah, I bet she does accept it.
    Considering it’s shorter than the time in between my hair salon visits.

    • Snappyfish says:

      She is bloody lucky. She got a kiss on the wrist. She paid someone to change the score in a standardized test. The one that levels the playing field for students from various backgrounds. What she did was deplorable & she is only contrite because she was caught. She actually sent a “rut roh” email when her daughter’s testing center was changed. Sorry I don’t buy what she is selling.

      As for Aunt Becky & her brood? They should ALL be held accountable (even the girls) They KNEW they didn’t row crew but lied & posed to get their way. Sorry, I know this is harsh but I have no sympathy

      • Maria says:

        I completely agree.

      • Baby Jane says:

        I concur but do not fall for ACT and SAT claims that they “level the playing field” with anonymity and standards- students from upper middle class families (overwhelmingly white) who can afford tutors, have home wi-fi, kids with their own rooms and private study areas, attending schools with AP and IB programs… they will perform better due to myriad advantages.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        COMPLETELY agree, Snappyfish. My nephews went through the ACT tests a couple of years ago, and more than a full third of their classes had “ADD” or “ADHD” excuses from family doctors to get additional time added. The boys knew, personally from a group of 10 of their friends, that those that they knew did, said their parents started this up when they were in their last year of middle school to have the documentation built up.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Her roots won’t even have any time to grow in during her “stay” in Club Fed. Sorry, this is WAY too light a sentence in my book.

  2. minx says:

    Aunt Becky, take notes.

  3. Layla Beans says:

    I would agree about the failures as a parent – yikes. Unlike Aunt Becky, she did this without the daughter knowing. Nothing like finding out your mom thinks you aren’t smart enough to get into college, and committed fraud to make it happen – all the while likely lying to you about what she thinks about your abilities. That is some therapy-level BS to deal with. Holy.

    • ItHappenedOneNight says:

      That’s exactly my take away message from all of this. I feel awful for her daughter who now knows that her own mother doesn’t think she can get into college on her own. How devastating. I actually HOPE that her daughter finds some solace in the price that her mom is paying, but in truth, I’m not sure that that kind of stab to the heart has solace…

    • Megan says:

      My mom is really outraged by this. She said it is an incredible betrayal by a parent.

  4. ME says:

    She’s trying to save her career. Do you really think she’s going to publicly say “OMG 2 weeks in prison is soooo unfair”? Nope. she’s gonna act like she’s ok with it when behind closed doors she’s probably livid lol.

  5. Jillian says:

    Was her husband involved? Did she do it without telling him?

  6. LH says:

    I have always found this case to be so interesting in terms of criminality. Intent was there for sure BUT the interesting part is there is no victim, per se, to pay restitution to. Some nameless faceless student that didn’t get into these schools, don’t count.
    There is a MUCH bigger topic around this.
    Where I live, there are some families that have been caught as well…. not all white (Sorry, but it’s not all about white privilege. It’s just money and money breeds privilege). it’s crazy to see the fall out in my own community. It’s so competitive here that the CDC has come in because of cluster suicides with high school students. These kids are stepping in front of trains. It’s so toxic that if I weren’t divorced and having to stay here, I would get out of here on the next flight. I’m deeply envious of the people that get out.
    The kids of these parents are the real victims here but they’ll only get humiliation and shame and no restitution. They did not ask for this!!

    • Baby Jane says:

      People of color gaming this system are the exception, not the rule.

    • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

      I was thinking that she might use this experience for a script or tell-all book a la OITNB, but many states have laws against criminals profiting from their crimes and /or require proceeds to go to victims’ families. That made me think about how you would identify the specific victims here but I don’t think you could. Felicity has played this smart, so she will probably do her time and lay low for a year or two before coming out with some project dealing with this saga, and establish a scholarship fund for disadvantaged students to go to college funded by the proceeds. Image rehabilitation completed. She should pay me.

  7. sassbr says:

    What “people” is she “gathering together to “heal”? What is she on about? That’s just a bunch of weird buzzword BS. She should donate some scholarship money to some underprivileged kids who got waitlisted to her daughters’ school.

  8. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I just wanted to post that THIS is the appropriate use of the word “humbled.” I hate hearing people say they are “humbled” after being given an award – it makes them sound rude and/or ignorant. Sorry about the rant; ignorance of what the word “humble” really means is one of my pet peeves.

  9. CuriousCole says:

    Wait, why does she get six weeks of freedom before going to rich people prison?

  10. J ferber says:

    I don’t believe a word of her supposed emotions. She looks like Joan of Arc marching to the fire in that pic. Who does she think she’s fooling? She and her husband are cheating grifters, or in liespeak, enterprising examples of the meritocracy.

    • jenner says:

      I have to agree with you. The wording on all this is too picture-perfect: “The sentence Felicity received is not about a victory or a defeat. She is not disappointed or relieved about the outcome. She is contrite and humbled and accepts the outcome.”

      I’m guessing this source is her PR rep, saying exactly what they know people want to hear. Is this how she really feels? When it comes right down to it, she’s an actress…

  11. Dani says:

    The pain and shame of lying to her daughters, making them feel less than and basically failing as a mom will hurt her more than any prison sentence could. Her kids, if they really didn’t know like she claims, most likely despise her right now. She made them feel like they weren’t smart enough, their learning disability was an issue, and they couldn’t get anywhere without her.