The fall-out from the college bribery scandal in the US is continuing, with the release of a major film now put on hold because of Felicity Huffman’s alleged crime.
Otherhood, a comedy which stars Huffman, Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett was set to hit Netflix on April 26 but has been postponed indefinitely in the wake of the scam, the streaming service said.
Netflix has not, however, announced any plans to cancel When They See Us, an upcoming mini-series about infamous New York criminal case The Central Park Five, which stars Huffman and will premiere in May.
Huffman has agreed to plead guilty to cheating the US college system.
It comes as Lori Loughlin, the other high-profile actress embroiled in the scandal, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were hit with new charges on Tuesday. After being arrested last month on a charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, the judge has added a charge of money laundering conspiracy against the couple.
The Hollywood actresses are among about 50 people involved in the scandal, which involved parents paying large sums of money to staff working at prestigious US universities to ensure their children were enrolled regardless of academic performance. Huffman allegedly paid $US15,000 ($AUD21,000) as a donation to have someone correct the answers on her daughter’s university entrance exam.
Huffman could spend four to 10 months in jail, but Loughlin is potentially facing as many as four to six years behind by bars. The Full House star and her husband reportedly paid US $500,000 (AUD $701 000) for their daughters to be accepted into the University of Southern California as crew coxswain.
It’s widely believed both girls had never stepped foot in a row boat.