‘The Five’ debate whether Felicity Huffman’s punishment fits her crime


>>Juan: FOX NEWS ALERT. ACTRESS FELICITY HUFFMAN HEADED TO PRISON. A JUDGE SENTENCING HER TO 14 DAYS BEHIND BARS, A $30,000 FINE AND ONE YEAR PROBATION. HUFFMAN IS THE FIRST PARENT TO FACE PUNISHMENT IN THE BOMBSHELL COLLEGE ADMISSION SCANDAL. THE HOLLYWOOD STAR ADMITTED TO PAYING $15,000 TO RIG HER DAUGHTER’S SAT SCORE. HUFFMAN CRYING IN COURT, SHOWING REMORSE AND ADMITTING SHE BROKE THE LAW. BUT THE JUDGE SIDING WITH THE PROSECUTORS WHO PUSHED FOR PRISON TIME INSTEAD OF JUST PROBATION. THE NEWS NOT JUST IMPACTING HUFFMAN. YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE CHEATING SCHEME INCLUDING LORI LOVE LOUGHLIN WHO PLEADED NOT GUILTY STILL AWAITING THEIR FATE. THIS IS VERY INTERESTING IN THAT THE PROSECUTORS HAD ASKED FOR A YEAR OF ONE MONTH TO 15 MONTHS. SHE ENDS UP NOW WITH 14 DAY SENTENCE IS THAT FAIR?>>Dana: WELL, HER LAWYERS WERE SAYING THAT SHE SHOULD PROBABLY BE ALLOWED JUST TO HAVE PROBATION AND TO STAY AT HOME AND MAYBE DO 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. HOWEVER, BECAUSE, REMEMBER, IF THIS IS A FINANCIAL SITUATION WHERE SHE HAS A LOT OF MONEY. SO, HAVING HER PAY A BIG FINE IS NOT A PUNISHMENT. THEY HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY. $30,000 FINE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD BE REALLY OUT OF REACH. I DO THINK THAT PROSECUTORS ARE SAYING WE HAVE GOT TO SEND A MESSAGE. SHE IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO STAY AT HOME IN HER HOLLYWOOD HILLS LUXURY WITH INFINITY POOL. THEY ACTUALLY USED THOSE WORDS. I THINK THIS IS A SIGN THAT THE OTHER PARENTS THAT ARE AWAITING THEIR SENTENCING, BECAUSE MANY OF THEM PLED GUILTY, THEY ARE PROBABLY GOING TO FACE THE SAME THING. I DO WONDER WHAT LORI LOUGHLIN IS THINKING THOUGH, IF THIS GOES TO TRIAL, IF SHE WINS, SHE WINS AND THEN MAYBE ALL OF THIS STUFF IS FOR NOT. IF SHE LOSES, SHE IS PROBABLY LOOKING AT A LOT MORE TIME. I’M LOOKING AT EMILY BECAUSE I DON’T REALLY KNOW. I’M ASSUMING SHE WOULD BE LOOKING AT A LOT MORE TIME THAN 14 DAYS.>>Emily: WE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE WHEN YOU GO TO WHITE COLLAR CRIME DETENTION FACILITIES, ESSENTIALLY ALL THE PEOPLE IN THERE WITH 10 YEAR AND 15 YEAR SENTENCES THOSE ARE NOT THE ONES WHO PLED OUT. THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT WENT TO TRIAL AND JURIES ISSUE THESE HARSH SENTENCES ALL THE TIME. I WAS WORRIED, FRANKLY, AS A CITIZEN THAT SHIELD GET ZERO PRISON TIME BECAUSE FOR ME, FIRST OF ALL, THE GOVERNMENT PUNISHES CRIMES, RIGHT? THERE IS A REASON WHY CONSPIRACIES ARE ILLEGAL. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT WHETHER YOU ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH WITH IT OR WHETHER THE CRIME WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO BE COMMITTED AND THERE WAS SOME TYPE OF QUOTE VICTIM THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARGUING HERE EVEN THE PROBATION OFFICE SAID IT’S AN ECONOMIC OFFENSE. IT WAS ACTUALLY A LOT MORE THAN THAT IT WAS STRAIGHT UP FRAUD. SO I HAVE SEEN FOR A TAX EVASION CASE FOR A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS PROBATION OFFICE DENY AND REFUSE TO ENDORSE SOMEONE REQUESTING HOME CONFINEMENT WITH A DISABLED DEPENDENT AND HERE SHE WAS ARGUING FOR ONE WITH HER INFINITY POOL. AS THE PROSECUTOR SAID SHE WAS MORALLY CLUELESS AND OUT OF A SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT ONLY. I’M 100 PERCENT GRATEFUL THAT SHE AT LEAST GOT SOME JAIL TIME.>>Juan: JESSE, IF THAT WAS THE PROSECUTION’S CASE, LET ME GIVE YOU THE DEFENSE CASE, RIGHT? THE DEFENSE CASE IS SHE WASN’T INVOLVED IN ANY OF THE FRAUD WITH REGARDS TO, YOU KNOW, GINNING UP AN ATHLETIC RECORD FOR THE KID. WHAT SHE DID AND SHE WRITES THIS IN A LETTER TO THE COURT. SHE SAID SHE DID THIS OUT OF MATERNAL DEVOTION, INSECURITY. HER DAUGHTER HAS A LEARNING DISABILITY. AND THE DAUGHTER, BY THE WAY, GOT A 1420 ON THE SAT SCORE OUT OF A MAX OF 1600. AND HER LAWYER SAID SHE IS REMORSEFUL. YOU KNOW, THERE IS NO NEED TO JAIL HER BECAUSE THE MESSAGE TO THE OTHER PARENTS IS DON’T DO THIS. THERE IS NO NEED TO PUT THIS TALENTED ACTRESS IN JAIL.>>Jesse: WELL, JOE BIDEN SAID LAST NIGHT THEY SHOULDN’T PUT ANYBODY IN PRISON THAT COMMITS A NONVIOLENT OFFENSE. SO SHE SHOULD BE WALKING SCOT-FREE AND TAKING A DIP IN HER INFINITY POOL THIS AFTERNOON. I DON’T KNOW. I JUST THINK THE COMMUNITY SERVICE, 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.>>THAT’S A LOT OF HOURS.>>Jesse: THAT’S A LOT OF HOURS. I BET SHE WOULD TRADE THAT FOR ANOTHER WEEK BEHIND BARS. NO ONE LIKES COMMUNITY SERVICE. [LAUGHTER] PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SKIPPING OUT ON COMMUNITY SERVICE IT IS THAT BAD.>>Juan: WORSE THAN BEING BEHIND BARS?>>Jesse: JUAN, YOU KNOW THE TRUTH.>>Juan: WHAT’S THE TRUTH?>>Jesse: THE OTHER THING IS THIS IF YOU ARE LORI LOUGHLIN AND LOOKING AT THIS YOU TAKE A PLEA TOMORROW. IF YOU ARE GUILTY, YOU ALWAYS TAKE A PLEA.>>Dana: BUT CAN YOU?>>Jesse: IT MIGHT EVEN BE TOO LATE. SHE HAS TO COME CRAWLING BACK TO THE PROSECUTION AND BEG THEM. BUT I DON’T KNOW. I THINK SHE MIGHT BE TOO FAR ALONG. THE OTHER THING OF IT IS THIS HAS DESTROYED NOT ONLY THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DAUGHTER. BECAUSE THE DAUGHTER NOW SAYS MOM, WHY DIDN’T YOU TRUST ME? WHY DIDN’T YOU THINK I COULD DO THIS MYSELF? SO THAT’S OUT THE WINDOW. AND THEN WILLIAM H. MACY, HOW DOES HE WATCH HIS WIFE GO TO PRISON AND YOU DIDN’T THINK HE WAS INVOLVED IN THIS AT ALL? SOMEHOW HE GETS OUT OF THIS. I DON’T KNOW HOW. GREAT LAWYERING. MAYBE THERE WASN’T A HARD TRAIL EVIDENCE, BUT THAT’S A REALLY AWKWARD SITUATION. AND THEN FINALLY THIS COUNTRY LOVES WATCHING CELEBRITIES GO DOWN IN FLAMES. IF YOU ARE A WORLD CLASS CELEBRITY, LIKE GREG GUTFELD WHEN HE GOES OUT IN FLAMES. YOU LET PEOPLE JUST DANCING ON HIS GRAVE. SO I DON’T WANT TO SIT HERE AND DANCE ON HER GRAVE. I HOPE SHE, YOU KNOW, SURVIVES HER STINT AND RECOVERS NICELY.>>Juan: I’M TOLD THEY HAD HIM ON TAPE THEY DIDN’T HAVE WILLIAM H. MACY ON TAPE.>>Jesse: I KNOW. IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE SHE DID THIS ISOLATED FROM THE HUSBAND.>>Juan: I SEE YOU NODDING.>>Greg: WILLIAM H. MACY? YOU MEAN WILLIAM HUSSEIN MACY? I HAVE INFINITY POOL CRAWL IN THE TUB AND CRANK ME SOME JOURNEY. JOURNEY FAN. I CAN SAFELY SAY THE ONLY PERSON IN PRISON NAMED FELICITY, YOU KNOW, THAT’S ALL I GOT. [LAUGHTER] HONESTLY, I HAVE GOT IT TELL YOU. I REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS STORY AND I’M HAPPY THAT WE LEAD WITH THIS STORY BECAUSE IT MEANS THE NEWS IS GOOD. THE ECONOMY IS GOOD. EVERYTHING IS GOING GREAT. SO THIS IS THE BIG STORY ON THE MOST POPULAR TV SHOW IN AMERICA. THIS ONE. THE BIG LESSON HERE, OF COURSE, CHILDREN ARE A PAIN IN THE BUTT. SO IF YOU HAVE A SLOTH, YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SENDING A SLOTH TO COLLEGE, RIGHT? BUT YOU HAVE GOT KIDS. ALL THEY DO DO IS WANT, WANT, WANT. CHILDREN GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR DRINKING. SHE IS GOING TO GO AWAY. AND YOU ARE RIGHT, JESSE. YOU ARE RIGHT. THIS IS WHY I HAVE APPLIED THE BRAKES ON MY EXPLOSIVE STARDOM. BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THE HIGHER I SAIL, THE HIGHER I GO IN THE SKY THE MORE PEOPLE WILL WANT TO SEE ME FAIL.>>Jesse: THAT’S SELF-IMPOSED?>>Greg: SELF- IMPOSED. I TURNED DOWN A LOT OF ACTING GIGS AND HOSTING THE BIGGER I GET THE BIGGER THE FALL. I’M KEEPING IT LOW ON “THE FIVE.” I’M HANGING OUT WITH YOU GUYS. I’M ONE OF THE FIVE. IT’S KIND OF COOL TO BE — PEOPLE SAY HELLO TO ME ON THE STREET. IT’S NOT LIKE I’M MOBBED THE WAY I USED TO BE.>>Jesse: YOU ARE DOING A VERY BIG JOB OF KEEPING YOURSELF OUT OF THE STARDOM.>>THIS IS A BIG SHOW AND BIG STORY TODAY. THAT’S GOOD NEWS. WE SHOULD BE HAPPY.>>Jesse: WILLIAM HUSSEIN THAT’S WHAT IT IS.>>Greg: WILLIAM HUSSEIN MACY. SHEP TOTALLY IGNORED THAT PART.>>Juan: I WANTED TO RAISE ONE LAST POINT. IN ATLANTA, PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, PRINCIPALS WERE SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN JAIL FOR CHEATING ON STATE TEST SCORES. AN OHIO MOM, WHO GAVE THE WRONG ADDRESS TO GET HER KID INTO A SUBURBAN — BETTER SUBURBAN SCHOOL, GUESS WHAT? SHE GOT JAIL TIME.>>Jesse: CORY BOOKER HAD A GREAT LINE AT THE DEBATE IT’S BETTER TO BE RICH AND GUILTY THAN POOR AND INNOCENT IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY.>>Juan: BLACK AND WHITE.>>Jesse: I’M JUST TALKING ABOUT YOUR POINT IN ATLANTA.>>Greg: TRUMP SHOULD PARTNER.>>Jesse: YOU ARE MY

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