Marc Cherry, the creator of “Desperate Housewives,” provided information to the judge presiding over the college admissions cheating case involving one of the former stars of Cherry’s show, Felicity Huffman.
Deadline reports that Cherry provided a letter of support for Huffman, recalling an instance when the actress demonstrated what Cherry called “a master class on human compassion’ as she worked with an older guest star who was having trouble remembering lines.
“The letter’s public airing follows last week’s reveal of a similar courtroom missive written by ‘Housewives’ co-star Eva Longoria in which she told of Huffman’s behind-the-scenes support and kindness when Longoria was being ‘bullied’ by another (and unidentified) ‘Housewives’ co-star,” Deadline reports.
The report notes that Cherry and Longoria are among 27 people, including Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, who have provided letters of support for Huffman as she awaits sentencing.
“The actress has pleaded guilty to mail fraud after paying $15,000 to increase her daughter’s SAT score,” Deadline notes. “Federal prosecutors are recommending she be sentenced to one month in prison, but her attorneys have asked for a year’s probation, community service and a $20,000 fine. She’ll be sentenced on September 13 in Boston.”