Putting on a brave face. Felicity Huffman was all smiles as she celebrated her daughter Sophia‘s graduation on Monday, June 10, in Hollywood surrounded by family and friends amid her legal trouble.
The When They See Us actress, 56, sported a blue floral sundress for the occasion and looked casual wearing minimal makeup. Huffman could be seen chatting with pals following the 18-year-old’s graduation ceremony.
The outing comes days after Huffman’s husband, William H. Macy, was seen getting decorations to commemorate the milestone event with “Congrats Grad!” balloons. Sophia’s time at the Los Angeles High School of the Arts came to an end amid her mother’s part in the nationwide college admissions scandal.
Huffman made headlines in March when she was arrested and charged with honest services fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud after she made “a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of [Sophia],” according to court documents.
The Desperate Housewives alum later “made arrangements to pursue the scheme for a second time” for her younger daughter, Georgia, 17, but ultimately made the decision “not to do so.”
During a court hearing last month, Huffman pleaded guilty to the fraud charges. An eyewitness told Us Weekly that the actress “was crying” when she entered her plea in front of a federal judge.
Following the news of her involvement, Huffman issued a public apology for her actions.
“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” she said in a statement at the time. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”
Huffman added that her “daughter knew absolutely nothing” about the actress’ actions.
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