As the college admission scandal continues to make headlines, there are not a lot of people who feel empathetic to what Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have gone through under their intense media scrutiny. Due to their celebrity and soured notoriety, these two actresses have become the faces of the blistering coverage. A lot of the scorn has been directed their way. But there's one person in their corner, sympathetic to their plight: Martha Stewart. Here's what the TV personality said:
Martha Stewart explained her feelings on this scandalous, headline-catching news to Entertainment Tonight. As the businesswoman explained at the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York this past Tuesday, she believes the actresses have simply made a very big and unfortunate mistake. And since they are the most famous people involved in this scandal, they are the ones who are getting the most notice and distain from the public-at-large.
Martha Stewart also claims that Loughlin and Huffman "definitely" have a chance to bounce back from these legal troubles once the dust has settled. But of course, it's too early to know whether or not that's true.
As it should be noted, Martha Stewart has spent time in prison herself. The TV personality served a five-month sentence between 2004 and 2005 after she was convicted of several felony charges. She is someone who also made a big mistake, and Stewart received no shortage of press about the legal hassles she dealt with.
As someone who has also been in the hot seat due to an unfortunate series of decisions, Martha Stewart is a little bit more understanding of what Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are currently dealing with. She has lived through similar experiences and hardships. That said, she is unlikely to change anyone's mind about this media firestorm. At least, not at this time.
Similar to Stewart's controversy, maybe there will be a time when the public is more sympathetic to what Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are wrestling with. At the moment, however, it sounds like the public conscious on their situation is largely negative. Though, despite what everyone else might say, Martha Stewart appears to be a little more caring and concerned. So, for whatever that's worth, that's something that Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin can appreciate during their legal woes and frustrations.
When it comes to the legal drama involving this college admission scandal, Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in early April. Additionally, Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have plead not guilty to their own charges. They are still fighting their case, though it's unclear how successful (or not) they may or may not be. But one thing's for certain: neither Lori Loughlin nor Felicity Huffman are in enviable positions right now. And Martha Stewart can relate and sympathize with that — even if few other folks can do the same. We will keep you posted on this story.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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