Open mouth, insert foot.
In light of Felicity Huffman’s arrest for her alleged role in a nationwide college admissions scandal, her husband William H. Macy is probably cringing at a past interview in which he admitted he’d use nepotism to get his daughters work in Hollywood.
“One can help your children in this business, and the nepotism works, and I have no problems with it,” Macy told Entertainment Tonight in 2004. “If I can give them a leg up, I absolutely would. It’s a great way to make a living. It really is.”
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In February, the actor also advised people to be honest, telling Men’s Journal, “[Lying is] the cheapest way to go. Lies cost you a lot, and they’re never worth what they cost.”
Huffman, 56, is accused of paying $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation so her daughter could take part in an apparently rigged college entrance-exam.
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Court documents stated that a cooperating witness met with Huffman and Macy, 69, at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he “controlled” a testing center and could have someone secretly alter her daughter’s answers. The person told investigators the couple agreed to the plan.
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The star was arrested on Tuesday before being released on $250,000 bond. Macy has not been charged.
The alleged scam may have been a case of life imitating art for the couple: On “Desperate Housewives,” Huffman’s character, Lynette, paid — you guessed it — $15,000 as a “donation” to get her twin sons into an elite private school, while Macy’s show, “Shameless,” featured an SAT cheating plotline.
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Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.