Nicollette Sheridan is opening up about Felicity Huffman's alleged involvement in a nationwide college bribery scandal
The actress, 55, opened up to Access in an interview published on Monday while promoting her new role in Dynasty.
“We don’t know the facts. But we could be extremely disturbed by the entitlement, the power, the money that could take away from those less privileged and that to me is disgraceful,” Sheridan said.
The actress and Huffman, 56, costarred together alongside Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross in the hit show Desperate Housewives which first premiered in 2004.
Sheridan said only time would tell where Huffman “really stands” in terms of her alleged involvement in the scheme, which came to light last week.
“I think there are ways to remedy a system that isn’t working and that I think has been broken for a long time,” Sheridan said. “It’s troublesome, it’s troublesome because it could change the life path of a child that is deserving.”
Huffman was one among 49 others who were named in an alleged conspiracy to defraud and undermine competitive student admissions at elite colleges and universities including Yale, Georgetown, the University of Southern California and Stanford, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were also named. Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, was not indicted.
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Huffman is accused of allegedly donating $15,000 to a company in exchange for its help to fraudulently boost their daughter’s SAT scores, according to the indictment obtained by PEOPLE.
Authorities and the charging document allege that Huffman and Macy aligned with William Singer, a “cooperating witness” in the investigation who runs a college preparatory business and started the Key Worldwide Foundation that accepted the couple’s $15,000 donation.
Singer, who has pleaded guilty to his role in the scandal, met with the couple in their Los Angeles home and allegedly told them a proctor could boost their daughter’s SAT results by secretly correcting any incorrect test answers.
According to the indictment, Singer “advised investigators that Huffman and her spouse agreed to the plan.”
PEOPLE was unable to reach a representative for Huffman and Macy.
Huffman’s next preliminary court hearing is scheduled for March 29 at a Boston court, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.