Huffman is serving a 14-day prison sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal.
The “30 Rock” actor took to Twitter recently saying he doesn’t believe “anyone involved in the college fraud cases should go to prison. That includes past cases as well.”
“Community service, fines, yes. But prison time, no. My heart goes out to Felicity, Bill Macy and their family,” he added.
But some followers weren’t having it. “This opinion seems tone deaf. If they can afford hundreds of thousands of $$ to get their kids in, how will a ‘fine’ be a deterrent? Even the current risk of jail WASN’T,’ posted a social media user.
Alec shot back by writing, “Community service is better. The demonization of wealth in this country is mind blowing. A country built on both freedoms and commerce. Now, all success is scrutinized. Merely to succeed, especially financially, invites scrutiny, judgment, abuse.”
I don’t think anyone involved in the college fraud cases should go to prison. That includes past cases as well.
Community service, fines, yes.
But prison time, no.
My heart goes out to Felicity, Bill Macy and their family.2866:33 AM – Oct 16, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy426 people are talking about this
Back in March, Huffman was arrested at gunpoint for forking over $15,000 to improve her 19-year-old daughter Sophia’s SAT scores.
She was the first parent out of over 30 to be sentenced after they were indicted for paying mastermind William “Rick” Singer to provide various backdoor options for their children to get into elite universities.
Next up for Alec’s defense: Lori Loughlin.
The “Full House” star and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to pass their daughter Olivia Jade and her older sister Bella off as athletic recruits to the USC crew team, even though neither competitively rowed before. Their court date is set for January 2020.