Felicity Huffman isn’t messing around with her court-ordered community service. She was recently seen visiting a Los Angeles rehab center for homeless and addicted teens.
Huffman and her daughter, Sophia, were spotted carrying supplies and some delicious homemade cupcakes into the center to perhaps get a jump on fulfilling the actress’ 250 required hours of community service.
Huffman received one year of probation, fined $30,000, and sentenced to 14 days in jail for her involvement in a college admissions cheating scandal.
Huffman also admitted to spending $150,000 in order to increase her oldest daughter’s SAT scores. Additionally, she is required to participate in 250 hours of community service.
Although Huffman is eager to get her community service started, it may end up being an exercise in futility. Since her sentence isn’t even a week old, the Probation Department hasn’t even had the time to properly assign her to a court-approved facility.
The Bureau of Prisons also hasn’t designated her to an appropriate facility to serve her 14-day prison sentence. The time she is putting in at the L.A. rehab facility will more than likely not count towards her mandatory 250-hour allotment.
Sharing the details of a conversation Huffman had with her daughter in which Sophia asked why her mom didn’t believe in her, the actress issued the following apology: “I can only say, I am so sorry Sophia. I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong. I am deeply ashamed of what I’ve done.”
Huffman also released a statement in which she apologized to her husband, William Macy and her younger daughter, Georgia.
After her sentence hearing, Huffman seemed positive about her future. She is excited about fulfilling her community service assignment. “I look forward to doing my community service hours and making a positive impact on my community. I also plan to continue making contributions wherever I can well after those service hours are completed.”
She continued, “I can promise you that in the months and years to come that I will try and live a more honest life, serve as a better role model for my daughters and family and continue to contribute my time and energies wherever I am needed.”
She appears to be a little too excited, however. She very well could be receiving some disappointing news that her early efforts at being involved in the community have been served in vain.