A plea hearing has been set for Felicity Huffman, the former “Desperate Housewives” star will be returning to court on May 13 after pleading guilty to charges of fraud earlier in April.
Her original plea date was set later but today a judge agreed to move up the date because the lead prosecutor will be out of town reports USA Today.
Meanwhile, Huffman’s new film is being postponed following her guilty plea in the recent college admissions scandal case.
According to the Guardian, Netflix has cancelled the planned April 26 release date for “Otherhood”, which also stars Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett.
The streaming company has yet to announce a new release date for the film.
The actress, 56, is accused of paying $15,000 on behalf of her daughter in a college admissions test-cheating scheme.
“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,” Huffman said in a statement. “My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her.”
This is not the first time Netflix has held back the release of a film due to scandal. In 2017, the release of a Gore Vidal biopic starring Kevin Spacey was cancelled due to sexual assault allegations involving the actor.