Following her arrest as one of dozens of wealthy parents caught paying hefty bribes to get their children into top colleges, Felicity Huffman has deleted all her social media accounts.
As the Daily Mail reports, the former “Desperate Housewives” star, 56, deleted her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts on Friday after being brutally mocked on Twitter for her involvement in the scam, in which she allegedly paid a $15,000 bribe so the operator of an SAT testing centre would covertly correct wrong answers on the test taken by her eldest daughter with husband William H. Macy (“Shameless”).
“Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin, also charged in the scam, switched her social media accounts to the “private” setting earlier in the week.
The actresses’ decision to exit social media certainly makes sense given the public roasting they’ve received by the likes of Lena Dunham, Patton Oswalt and Kathy Griffin:
Huffman and Loughlin, neither of whom has yet to make a public statement about the charges, are both due in court in Boston on March 29.
Huffman is currently free on a $250,000 bond, while Loughlin’s bond was set at a million dollars.