Felicity Huffman is breathing a sigh of relief after getting off relatively easy in the college bribery scandal, but the public thinks she received special treatment from the judge.
Moments ago, the “Desperate Housewives” star was sentenced in Boston, receiving only 14 days in custody, 250 hours community service and a $30,000 fine.
Federal prosecutors were suggesting she spend at least a month behind bars, and during the sentencing hearing made it clear she should be made an example of.
However, the judge in the case defended her ruling by explaining, “I don’t think anyone wants to be going to prison, I do think this is the right sentence here … You move forward and you can rebuild your life after this. You pay your dues.”
Once the sentencing was handed down, social media blew up with reactions from people who thought the actress was definitely let off the hook easy.
“Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison of her choice. It really does pay off to be rich and entitled,” one person commented.
A second said, “If anyone ever looks you in the eyes and says white provelage isn’t real just tell them about Felicity Huffman. What a load of bull shit.”
Someone else quipped that, “This is what happens when you’re a celebrity … Anyone els [sic] would of been in jail for years.”
Not everyone was so critical, with one person arguing that, “[Huffman] did the crime, she’s going to serve your [sic] time … and now it’s time to leave the woman alone.”
As we reported, Huffman apologized to her husband and family in open court, but said she really wanted to apologize to students, “who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children.”
She’s scheduled to begin her sentence on October 25.