‘Desperate Housewives’ star Felicity Huffman to appear in court for guilty plea as Netflix pulls upcoming movie from schedule

Felicity Huffman will appear in court to plead guilty in the college admissions scam as prosecutors are expected to recommend prison time for the former “Desperate Housewives” star.

The Associated Press reports that Huffman will appear in court in Boston on May 21, when she will plead guilty to charges related to a reported $15,000 bribe payment made to help her daughter cheat on a college entrance exam.

Following the announcement earlier this week that Huffman was pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, the actress issued a statement apologizing for her conduct. The statement, obtained by CNN, reads in part:

“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.
I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”
According to the report, prosecutors are recommending that Huffman serve prison time on the very low end of the sentencing range — from four to 10 months behind bars.
Meanwhile, Netflix has postponed the release date for Huffman’s upcoming film “Otherhood,” which was set to premiere in April. According to NBC News, the streaming service was delaying the release but has not confirmed a new airdate.
[Feature image: AP Photo/Steven Senne, File]