Felicity Huffman In A 'Living Hell' Behind Bars, While Lori Loughlin Faces Even More Charges
Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is in the middle of serving her 14-day prison sentence for her role in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, and the actress is reportedly finding out just how horrible life can be behind bars. While Huffman struggles to persevere through her short sentence, fellow defendant Lori Loughlin is facing even more charges and is looking at a lot more time behind bars.
Huffman pleaded guilty to her role in the scandal - which was paying $15,000 to alter her daughter’s SAT scores - and she reported to Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin on October 15th. An insider says that 56-year-old actress has been crying ever since, she is fearful of other inmates, and she hasn’t been eating.
“Felicity put on a brave face leading up to her sentencing, but once that prison door slammed shut behind her, it finally sunk in where she was,” the source told Radar Online . “The constant screams, yelping, and banging rammed it home that she’d been thrust into a living hell!”
The insider added that “each day seems to last forever” because Huffman feels so alone. They also claim that Huffman feels marked by other inmates because they believe the actress got a light sentence because of her money and fame.
Huffman is trying to her hide her pain so she doesn’t appear weak, says the insider, but when she’s alone in her cell, “she’s a crying, blubbering mess.” The prison food is so awful that Huffman barely ate for the first few days, but she’s chewing on it just so she can survive. The insider makes it clear that Huffman never dreamed the food would be “so revolting.”
Felicity Huffman is expected to be released on October 27th. And, in the meantime Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are facing even more charges in the scandal, as they continue to plead not guilty and wait for their day in court.
Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. In addition to fraud and money laundering charges, the couple is now facing bribery charges. Earlier this week, the office of Andrew E. Lelling, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, announced that he filed additional charges against Loughlin and Giannulli.
If they are found guilty on the bribery charge, the couple could end up with a ten-year prison sentence, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.