A tabloid claims Felicity Huffman is getting multimillion-dollar offers to sit down for a TV tell-all interview about her involvement in the college admissions scam. Gossip Cop can debunk the claim. We've learned it's untrue.
According to Star, the "Desperate Housewives" star has been approached by multiple TV networks to tell her side of the story in the college admissions cheating scandal, in which she's being accused of paying $15,000 to have proctor correct wrong answers on her daughter's SAT test. A supposed source tells the magazine, "Telling what happened, why and how is very much on [her agenda]."
The alleged insider goes on to say the "tell-all won't be possible until down the line and the case is closed," but that hasn't stopped networks from throwing "huge offers" at her. The questionable tipster further contends that Huffman is eager to score an interview so she can "stick up for [herself] while also making a fortune."
The tabloid's bogus story is coming from an anonymous and untraceable "source," but Gossip Cop checked in with Huffman's spokesperson, who tells us on the record that it's false. The actress's rep, who's qualified to speak on her behalf, assures us she hasn't received any offers for a TV tell-all. It's worth noting, the unreliable magazine doesn't bother to mention which networks approached Huffman with multimillion-dollar deals. That's because it hasn't happened.
The magazine's story isn't particularly logical either. Earlier this week, Huffman pleaded guilty to the fraud charges against her and she now awaits a federal judge's decision on sentencing, which could include prison time. It's a bit premature for TV networks to be contacting the actress with interview offers. Should that happen, it won't be until well down the road.
Additionally, the idea that the actress is looking to "stick up for herself" isn't accurate. On Monday, Huffman released a statement apologizing for her role in the college admissions scam. The actress accepted "full responsibility" for her actions and admitted she had "deep regret and shame" over the situation. Huffman has made no indication that she has a diverging side of the story, hence the guilty plea.
Unfortunately, the actress has been at the center of a lot of false tabloid stories surrounding the controversy. Last month, Gossip Cop busted Star's sister publication, Life & Style, for falsely claiming Huffman and her husband William H. Macy were headed for a divorce over the scandal. Shortly after that, we called out the National Enquirer for wrongly reporting that Huffman's "Desperate Housewives" co-stars were "furious" over her involvement in the scam. This latest take on the subject is similarly untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.