Can’t even imagine living through something like this as a family, and having to look your daughter in the eye and answer these questions… yikes!!!
Felicity Huffman Macy is going through it right now, amid
According to court docs unearthed in the ongoing case, the actress wrote a letter to the judge in which she detailed her daughter Sophia‘s emotional (and correct) reaction to finding out that Huffman paid to boost the 19-year-old girl’s SAT score.
In the letter, sent on September 4 to to U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani of Massachusetts, Huffman wrote (below):
“In my desperation to be a good mother I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot. I see the irony in that statement now because what I have done is the opposite of fair. I have broken the law, deceived the educational community, betrayed my daughter, and failed my family. [When Sophia found out] she looked at me, and asked with tears streaming down her face, ‘Why didn’t you believe in me? Why didn’t you think I could do it on my own?’ I had no adequate answer for her. I could only say, ‘I am sorry. I was frightened and I was stupid.’ In my blind panic, I have done the exact thing I was desperate to avoid. I have compromised my daughter’s future, the wholeness of my family and my own integrity.”
Wow… That’s really gut-wrenching. And real.
The 56-year-old’s letter — which totaled three pages — also offered an attempt to give the judge a “broader perspective” into who the star is as a person, and a parent.