Eva Longoria claims she was 'tortured' on set by 'Desperate Housewives' co-worker
Eva Longoria has spoken out in support of her erstwhile co-star, Felicity Huffman, alleging that the actress defended her while she was bullied on the set of Desperate Housewives.
Longoria was one of 27 people to pen a letter of support for Huffman, who is currently awaiting sentencing for her involvement in the US college admissions scandal.
"There was a time I was being bullied at work by a co-worker," wrote the 44-year-old. "I dreaded the days I had to work with that person because it was pure torture. Until one day, Felicity told the bully, “enough” and it all stopped."
"Felicity could feel that I was riddled with anxiety even though I never complained or mentioned the abuse to anyone," Longoria continued. "I know I would not have survived those 10 years if it wasn’t for the friendship of Felicity."
Back in May, Huffman pled guilty to paying $15,000 for an illegal scheme to doctor her daughter's university entrance exams. She was one of 51 people to be indicted in Operation Varsity Blues, and not the only actor implicated. Full House star, Lori Loughlin was also named in the investigation, but is expected to face a harsher punishment than Huffman.
While prosecutors recommended that Huffman face between four and ten months in jail, last week it was revealed that she would only serve one month, and pay a £16,200 fine. Loughlin, on the other hand, rejected the plea deal that prosecutors offered her and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, in April.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 so their daughters, influencer Olivia Jade and Bella, could attend the University of Southern California. They allegedly paid to have images doctored to look like the girls were on their high school rowing team.
According to a source at People magazine, Loughlin's "only chance of avoiding jail is to go to court and be found not guilty."