Felicity Huffman‘s regular PR team can’t handle the heat from the media circus surrounding the actress’ criminal charges, so the star has brought in some heavy hitters used to dealing with stories that garner national attention.
The former “Desperate Housewives” star just retained crisis PR firm, The TASC Group, to handle all her media inquiries and press regarding Operation Varsity Blues.
The TASC Group may sound familiar because they actually handled all the press for Trayvon Martin’s family during the trial of George Zimmerman. TASC was hired by The Trayvon Martin Foundation to assist the family with “around-the-clock” responses to the media and strategic guidance.
As we reported, prosecutors in the ongoing criminal case are giving defendants an opportunity to talk and score a plea deal, however it’s unclear if Huffman is one of the accused willing to spill the beans.
Sources close to the case tell us Huffman had also consulted with Mel Gibson‘s criminal defense attorney, Blair Berk, but because the case is being tried in Boston she did not officially join the legal team.
TASC Group founder Larry Kopp and strategic communications specialist Alastair Pearson are handling Huffman’s case.