William H. Macy have to be regretting a handful of issues he’s mentioned publicly in the previous about providing his daughters a increase in Hollywood and how vital it is not to lie… for the reason that these quotes are coming back to haunt him as he and wife Felicity Huffman navigate via this wild college admissions cheating scandal.
As you will recall, earlier this month, Huffman was formally charged by the federal government for her alleged participation as one particular of extra than 4 dozen participants in a wide ranging college admissions and test-taking bribery scam. Macy wasn’t named in the court docs by the cooperating witness, but he is identified as “spouse” various occasions in the documents it is unclear at this time why he, as well, wasn’t charged alongside Huffman.
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But charges or not, the 69-year-old nevertheless has considerable egg on his face, for the reason that old quotes of his are becoming dredged up to the surface after once more — and they do not appear very good, at all.
Take this one particular, from back in 2004, when Macy spoke to ET about how he had “no problems” with nepotism in Hollywood whilst carrying out a press junket for his film Cellular (under):
“One can aid your youngsters in this company, and the nepotism performs, and I have no complications with it. If I can give them a leg up, I completely would. It is a good way to make a living. It genuinely is.”
Study that a couple occasions and it is simple to see why Huffman is charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and truthful solutions mail fraud soon after allegedly bribing exam proctors to guarantee superior test grades for one particular of their daughters! Something to aid the loved ones, proper?! Ugh!!!
Lying is bad… proper?
Macy also has had a lot of previous thoughts about lying — which, nicely, tends to make us wonder what he thinks about lying now!
In a 2006 interview also with ET, the star was quoted at one particular point as saying (under):
“There’s a type of individual who thinks it is alright to lie a tiny bit for a higher very good, but persons who lie a tiny bit for a higher very good are known as liars and that is the finish of it.”
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And in an interview just a month ago (!) in Men’s Journal, the Shameless actor once more got up on his soap box to speak about lying, telling the mag that the finest tips he ever received was to “never lie” (under):
“It’s the least expensive way to go. Lies price you a lot, and they’re under no circumstances worth what they price.”
Yikes! And from a month ago?! Like, how a lot extra ridiculous can that get??? Macy — and, genuinely, Huffman — may perhaps be about to locate out that final component the really hard way!!
Of course, the schadenfreude does not finish there for this embattled couple. As we’ve previously reported, Huffman’s Desperate Housewives character was entangled in a remarkably comparable scam to bribe a prestigious private college with a “donation” of $15,000 — the very same quantity as Huffman’s alleged actual-planet bribe — in order to have the character’s sons admitted. Speak about art imitating life!
Unsurprisingly, her husband hasn’t commented publicly given that the scandal broke. The actress, who is — at least for now — the only one particular of this couple feeling the complete legal weight of these allegations, was released final week on a $250,000 bond soon after becoming arrested without having incident.
She has given that deleted all of her social media channels to at least attempt to lessen some of the backlash… even though if old quotes like these maintain popping up more than time, do not count on persons becoming any much less mad about this scandal any time quickly!
What do U assume about all this, Perezcious readers?! It have to be quite uncomfortable in the Macy-Huffman dwelling for various factors proper now! Share your reactions with us in the comments (under)…
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