She is keeping it tight-lipped. Martha Stewart doesn’t have any tips to share with Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman as they face prison time for their alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal that has rocked the news landscape.
“No advice for those ladies,” the 77-year-old told Us Weekly at the Time 100 Gala on Tuesday, April 23. Martha is no stranger to being behind bars, as she served a five-month prison sentence from 2004 to 2005 after she was found guilty of conspiracy obstruction of an agency proceeding and making false statements to federal investigators. However, the two actresses may get hit with a lot more time in prison than the lifestyle guru.
“I don’t know what she was thinking. The feds have an overwhelming amount of evidence against her, including emails, phone calls and financial documents,” Los Angeles-based lawyer Neama Rahmani recently explained to the outlet. He added that the pair could “spend years, if not decades, behind bars.”
On March 12, the world found out that the What Calls the Heart star, 54, and the Desperate Housewives alum, 56, were accused of paying thousands of dollars for their kids to get the upper-hand during the college admissions process. According to court documents obtained by ABC News, Felicity — who is a mom to daughters Sofia Grace Macy, 18, and Georgia Grace Macy, 17, with famous husband William H. Macy — allegedly “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter.”
Lori — a mom to two daughters, Isabella Rose Giannulli, 20, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, — and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Lori and Mossimo have both pleaded not guilty. Felicity has not entered a plea as of today.