Melissa Joan Hart leaves to the other actresses, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, the advantage of the doubt about their implication in the scandal of the admissions to the universities.
The former star of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" shared her perspective on the lawsuit that saw Huffman and Loughlin arrested for allegedly paying bribes to bring their children at the university. Their actions were part of a national scandal allegedly orchestrated by William "Rick" Singer, accused of bribing through his tax-free college preparatory business, Edge College & Career Network.
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"To be honest, I do not understand it," Hart told People Now. "The only benefit of the doubt that I would like to give them is that maybe they do not really have it – and maybe that will come out in the lawsuit – but maybe they do not. have not understood? "
The star then considered that mothers simply were not informed of the seriousness of their actions.
"If you are trying to do something to help your child go ahead and that someone has the right to help kids get into the university, maybe … He explained: "Maybe you could go to jail if we do that?" . "I do not mean that they are terrible people, because I do not know."
Hart made it clear that she did not personally know any of the actresses and was in no way an expert on the details of the case.
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"It's illegal and they should not have done it, and now they know better," Hart said. "Now we all know, right? We will all learn from this lesson. "
Huffman, 56, is accused of having paid $ 15,000 disguised as tax-deductible charitable donations, so that her daughter could participate in a seemingly collegiate entrance exam.
Loughlin, 54, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, 55, are charged with agreeing to pay $ 500,000 in bribes for their two daughters, Isabella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, are named as recruits. for the USC team. None of their daughters are rowers.
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Giannulli and Loughlin were arrested and released with bonds of one million dollars.
Jessica Sager of Fox News contributed to this story.