Is Felicity Huffman really keeping a prison diary that she plans to turn into a book and a movie? That's the bogus claim in one of this week's tabloids. Gossip Cop has learned its untrue.
On October 15, the Desperate Housewives star began a 14-day sentence at the Federal Correction Institution in Dublin, California for her role in the college admissions cheating scandal. Huffman pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter Sophia's SAT answers in order to raise her score. OK! is now pretending to have the lowdown on the actress's life behind bars.
An alleged insider tells the magazine that Huffman has been journaling every detail of her prison stay in the hopes of selling her story for profit. "She's talking to Hollywood big shots about penning a prison diary, which will become a book and a movie," an alleged insider tells the magazine. This claims lacks logic from the get-go. Are we seriously to believe that Huffman has been on the phone with Hollywood executives while spending time behind bars?
Still, the questionable source adds, "She's already been assured it will earn millions, which is just as well because she has a ton of legal bills to pay." If this phony story sounds somewhat familiar, that's because this premise was applied to Lori Loughlin earlier this month by OK!'s sister outlet, the National Enquirer. Gossip Cop busted the magazine for similarly claiming Loughlin was turning her prison experience into a book and a movie. That article made even less sense considering the Full House star's case hasn't went to trial yet.
The tabloid's unimaginative storyline was already used for Loughlin, so Gossip Cop was understandably hesitant to believe anything about this report. Our doubts were confirmed after checking with a source close to Huffman, who confirms it's all nonsense. The only thing the actress is concerned about at this time is her family. She's not keeping any sort of prison diary, and has no plans to get a book and movie deal out of the ordeal.
This isn't the first time that OK! has attempted to capitalize on Huffman's legal troubles with a fake story. Earlier this year, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for wrongly reporting Huffman's husband, William H. Macy, was worried about how he'd manage parenting their two daughters if his wife went to jail. As we noted at the time, the couple's daughters are 19 and 17-years-old, so he's not exactly stuck taking care of babies. Meanwhile, the actress's career often requires her to leave home for months at a time, so her absence isn't a unique scenario. In addition to lacking logic, that story was also flat-out fabricated, as is this latest one.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.