Netflix dumps movie starring Felicity Huffman after guilty plea in uni bribe scandal | PerthNow
Netflix officials have decided to move the release date of a film starring Felicity Huffman who agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam.
The streaming service said that Otherhood will not be released April 26 with a date to be determined. The romantic comedy stars Huffman, Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett.
Huffman was accused of paying a consultant $US15,000 ($A21,000) disguised as a charitable donation to boost her daughter’s uni entrance score. Felicity Huffman agreed to plead guilty to helping her eldest daughter get better scores on a university entrance exam. Picture: AFP
Authorities say the actress discussed going through with the same plan for her younger daughter, but ultimately decided against it.
The 56-year-old Huffman earned Emmy nominations for her work in the Netflix series American Crime . She’s also expected to play a prosecutor in the Ava DuVernay-directed When They See Us , about the Central Park Five, which is released on May 17 on the streaming service.
Ava DuVernay, the Oscar-nominated director, confirmed that the miniseries would still be airing.
RELATED: Actor loses job over cheating scandal Felicity Huffman and husband William H Macy with their daughters Sofia and Georgia. Picture: Getty Images
“I began a project on the men known as The Central Park Five in 2015. Debuting in May, my delivery deadline to @Netflix is April 17. Many all-nighters to get it ready,” she wrote on Twitter.
The actress, who is married to the actor William H. Macy, said in a statement she was “ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.” Actress Lori Loughlin is facing jail time after she and her husband allegedly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to get their daughter into a top university. Picture: AP
The Oscar-nominee added: “My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her.”
There are approximately 50 people involved in a US-wide scam to bribe people at elite universities including Yale, with 14 parents entering plea deals on Monday.
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