William H. Macy Speaks Out About the Turmoil the College Admissions Scandal Has Caused on Family

Felicity Huffman and Husband William H Macy in college admissions scandal with daughters
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As Felicity Huffman awaits her sentencing on Friday (Sept. 13) as part of the college admissions scandal, her husband William H. Macy is being nothing but supportive. But he also admits that his wife’s actions have had a detrimental affect on the whole family, saying that Huffman’s relationship ‘with her daughters exploded on March 12.”

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“Rebuilding that relationship will be a long process,” wrote Macy in a letter of support written to Judge Indira Talwani and reported by People. “But I also want you to know Felicity has raised two amazing young women.”

“Watching Felicity being a mother is a wonderful thing to see,” Macy added. “But motherhood has, from the very beginning, frightened Felicity and she has not carried being a mom easily. She’s struggled to find the balance between what the experts say and her common sense.”

In the letter, Macy also went on to talk about Huffman’s rather rocky childhood with her own mother, even calling it ‘violent’ at one point.

“I think the result of her unstructured upbringing was a determination that her children would always have a mother there backing them up,” Macy wrote.

Huffman pleaded guilty back in May to her role in the college admissions scandal in which she is paid $15,000 to essentially cheat on her daughter Sofia’s SAT test.

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“She called us from the airport in hysterics, begging us to ‘do something, please, please do something,’” Macy recalls in the letter. “From the devastation of that day, Sophia is slowly regaining her equilibrium and getting on with her life. She still doesn’t like to sleep alone and has nightmares from the FBI agents waking her that morning with guns drawn.”

Huffman’s sentencing will take place on September 13.