It looks like Nicollette Sheridan is the latest star to speak out about the college admissions cheating scam. While many Hollywood bigwigs have already opened up about the shocking scandal that broke last week, this celeb hits close to home for one of those reportedly involved.
Nicollette, 55, voiced her opinion to Access on Monday, March 18, regarding the wealthy parents who have been indicted and are facing legal charges in the alleged apparent college admissions cheating scandal — notably former Desperate Housewives costar Felicity Huffman.
“We don’t know the facts, but we can be extremely disturbed by the entitlement, the power and money that can take away from less privileged and that, to me, is disgraceful,” the blonde beauty said, seemingly slamming Felicity, 56, without even mentioning her name. “So, we’ll see where it really stands.”
“I think there are ways to remedy a system that isn’t working and I think has been broken for a long time,” she continued. “So, I don’t want to get into how to fix it but it’s troublesome because it can change the life path of a child who is deserving.”
When asked if her other Desperate Housewives costars were talking about Felicity’s supposed involvement in the scheme, Nicollette replied: “I think everybody should be talking about it. It’s a huge problem.”
The news of this college admissions cheating scandal has rocked the country after reports broke that Felicity and former Fuller House star Lori Loughlin — among many others — were indicted on Tuesday, March 12, for their alleged involvement. According to court documents obtained by ABC News, the Transamerica star — who is a mom to daughters Sofia Grace Macy, 18, and Georgia Grace Macy, 16, with her 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.”
It is also alleged that Felicity — who was reportedly arrested by FBI agents with their guns drawn — “later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so.”
While this scam has outraged millions across the nation, people like Angela Basset are hoping to find the silver lining. “The consequences right now are so life-altering and steep but, prayerfully, some good news will come out of it at any rate,” the 9-1-1 star told Closer Weekly exclusively at a PaleyFest event for the FOX series in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 17. “It will be hard on some folks, absolutely, but [it’s a] cautionary moment.”
Stay tuned for more updates as this story is still developing!