Netflix Pushes Felicity Huffman Movie 'Otherhood' Amidst College Admissions Scandal
Lori Loughlin was previously ditched by the Hallmark Channel
Published Apr 09, 2019Netflix has postponed the release of an upcoming film starring Felicity Huffman, after the actor pled guilty to fraud for her role in the shocking college admissions scandal.
Otherhood — a romantic comedy starring Huffman alongside Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett — was initially slated to hit Netflix on April 26, but the streaming service has indefinitely delayed the release.
Huffman was one of 13 parents (and one coach) to admit to paying (or accepting) bribes in exchange for their children's admission into prestigious U.S. colleges and universities yesterday (April 8). The money donated to ringleader Rick Singer's "charity" by wealthy parents was then funnelled into cheating entrance exams and bribing coaches.
Huffman has been accused of paying $15,000 USD to Singer and paying for an impersonator to take the SAT for her eldest daughter.
The parents pleading guilty to fraud face up to 20 years in prison and maximum fines of $250,000 USD. Huffman is expected to receive a "low end" prison sentence and $20,000 USD fine.
Lori Loughlin, meanwhile, is not amongst the 13 parents who reached a plea deal. She is among 16 parents who were indicted today, with an added charge of money laundering on top of the preexisting charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 USD to Singer — $200,000 USD for each of their two daughters to be accepted at the University of Southern California as members of the crew team, and an additional $50,000 USD per child to the athletic director at USC.
Loughlin and her husband are facing between 24 and 30 months in prison. Loughlin was previously dropped by the Hallmark Channel when the scandal first broke last month. She is not expected to return to Netflix's Fuller House, either.