Huff­man and Lough­lin charges shat­ter ac­tresses' clean im­ages

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opin­ion, and we’ll see what she wants to do, what Felic­ity thinks and how the chips fall.”

Play­wright David Mamet wrote a let­ter sup­port­ing Macy and Huff­man, long­time friends, in an open let­ter posted by The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter.

“The un­qual­i­fied may be ac­cepted for many rea­sons, among them, as Lega­cies, and on ac­count of large dona­tions made by their par­ents,” Mamet wrote. “I do not see the dif­fer­ence be­tween get­ting a kid into school by brib­ing the Build­ing Com­mit­tee, and by brib­ing some­one else. But, ap­parently, the se­cond is against the Law. So be it.”

Huff­man and Gian­nulli are re­quired to ap­pear for ar­raign­ment in a Bos­ton court­house on March. 29.

Lough­lin mar­ried Gian­nulli, her se­cond hus­band, in 1997. Court doc­u­ment al­lege the cou­ple paid $500,000 to have their two daugh­ters la­beled as re­cruits to the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia crew team, even though nei­ther is a rower.

Their 19-year-old daugh­ter, Olivia Jade Gian­nulli, is a celebrity in her own right. She has a YouTube chan­nel with nearly two mil­lion fol­low­ers, and more than a mil­lion fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram. She of­ten touts brands in paid ads on her ac­counts, and since last fall has in­cor­po­rated her stu­dent life at USC.

Court doc­u­ments al­lege that the cou­ple agreed to the plan, and Huff­man paid $15,000, dis­guised as a char­i­ta­ble do­na­tion, to­ward the scam. AP

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