Felicity Huffman Wipes Social Media Accounts Following College Admissions Scandal

The ex-'American Crime' star also takes down her parenting website, What the Flicka?, after she was met with criticism over her involvement in the nationwide scam to get children into elite universities.

AceShowbiz - Felicity Huffman has quit social media after being constantly criticised by followers for her part in the college admissions scandal.

The "Desperate Housewives" star and "Fuller House" actress Lori Loughlin were among 50 people recently indicted by U.S. federal authorities for allegedly taking part in a scheme to get children into elite universities in the U.S.

Now, it appears the 56-year-old has deleted her Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts, and taken down her parenting website, What the Flicka?.

Huffman and her actor husband William H. Macy, who remains unindicted, are accused of paying a $15,000 (£11,300) to bump up their 18-year-old daughter Sofia's test scores.

Loughlin and her fashion designer spouse Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 (£380,000) to scam the University of Southern California into believing their two daughters Olivia and Bella would be joining the school's rowing team.

Both her daughters are reported to have dropped out of university following the scandal.

Loughlin's Twitter and Instagram pages have since been deleted, and 19-year-old influencer Olivia has disabled the comments on her Instagram posts.

Meanwhile, a U.S. mother has filed a $500 billion (£375 billion) lawsuit against the people charged, claiming her child was "unfairly denied a place" at one of the affected universities.

Jennifer Kay Toy cited the "despicable actions" of the alleged conspirators - including Huffman and Loughlin - as the reason her son Joshua was not admitted to some universities he had applied to, and was "outraged."

A separate $5 million (£3.8 million) class action suit by current students from Stanford University has also been filed against the universities named by U.S. federal officials in the investigation.

The students say a "warped and rigged" admission scandal cost them money, and have requested compensation for the college fees, according to BBC News.

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