The TV icon and retail business mogul Martha Stewart shared her sympathy for Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, both of whom are facing charges for their alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal.
Stewart was asked in a red carpet interview with “Entertainment Tonight” on Tuesday at the Time 100 Gala what advice she would offer Loughlin and Huffman.
“I just feel sorry for them,” said Stewart, who has had had run-ins with the law herself. “They might have made a bad mistake.”
In the early 2000s, Stewart served five months in prison after she was convicted of multiple felony charges for lying to investigators about a stock sale.
“It was horrifying, and no one — no one — should have to go through that kind of indignity,” she told Katie Couric in 2017 about the experience.
After serving her time, she made a comeback. She was soon back on air with “The Martha Stewart Show.” In 2016, VH1 aired “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” where Stewart pairs with rapper Snoop Dogg to share recipes and host celebrity guests.
The college admissions bribery scandal was a conspiracy to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several popular American universities.
Felicity Huffman was among 13 parents who agreed to plead guilty last week to a charge of conspiracy to commit fraud.
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty to two conspiracy charges, according to federal court filings. The actress and other parents charged in connection with the scandal are asking prosecutors to hand over evidence, according to a motion filed Monday.