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Creator of Desperate Housewives has written a letter in defence of Felicity Huffman amid her college admissions scandal case, according to Us Weekly.

Marc Cherry is one of 27 people who have written letters backing up the actress, detailing how one Desperate Housewives star had 'big behavioural problems' and caused tension on-set among the cast.

We're not entirely sure how pointing out another actress's behavioural issues excuses Huffman's illegal scheme to doctor her daughter's university entrance exams, but whatever…


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Cherry’s letter detailed how one actress was obnoxious and rude to cast members but 56-year-old Huffman refused to stoop down to her level.

The hit show also starred Eva Longoria, Terri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Nicollette Sheridan, and ran from 2004 until 2012.

The showrunner wrote about the unnamed actress:

"She was a big star with some big behavioral problems. Everyone tried their hardest to get along with this woman over the course of the show. It was impossible."


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57-year-old Cherry praised the way Huffman handled the actress’ troublesome attitude as a testament to her character.

"Things went from bad to worse. Felicity still insisted on saying “Good morning” to this actress, even though she knew she wouldn’t get a response," he claimed.

"I found out about this and asked Felicity about it. She smiled and said, “Just because that woman’s determined to be rude, doesn’t mean she can keep me from being polite”."

Cherry's statement comes after Eva Longoria wrote a letter on Huffman’s behalf claiming she was ‘bullied’ and ‘tortured’ by a colleague on set. (It's rumoured to be Teri Hatcher).


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 The John Wick actress wrote:

"There was a time I was being bullied at work by a co-worker. 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."

She added: "Felicity could feel that I was riddled with anxiety even though I never complained or mentioned the abuse to anyone. ‘I know I would not have survived those 10 years if it wasn’t for the friendship of Felicity."

Huffman pleaded guilty in May to paying $15,000 for someone else to sit her daughter’s university entrance exams, and is now awaiting sentencing.

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According to emerging reports, Dublin model, Jeremy McConnell, has been given a 20-week suspended sentence after being found guilty of assaulting former partner Stephanie Davis.

In addition to the suspended sentence, the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant has been given a three-year restraining order and must complete 200 hours of unpaid community service.

The 27-year-old must also pay £1,000 in costs as well as compensating Stephanie a further £1,000.

While Stephanie, who is mother to the pair's eight-month-old son, did not appear in court for the sentencing, a statement was read out on her behalf which sough to highlight the impact Jeremy's assault has had on her life.

"This incident has made me feel a nervous wreck; every time I hear a loud noise I panic. This has made me feel severe anxiety and depressed," read the statement.

"I feel like I'm drowning, like I have to justify everything I do and I question myself constantly because Jeremy has denied everything."

Stephanie recently took to social media to share her feelings over the destructive relationship she shared with Jeremy who she met on the reality TV show in January 2016.

"He was found guilty, for a reason," Stephanie wrote. "He destroyed my life and took away my happiness, and if anything comes from me being in the public eye and some saddo selling videos of me for a bit of cash when someone's at there lowest says more about them than me."

"I don't know HOW I'm standing, but I am. And what doesn't kill you makes you stronger! I will NEVER again be treated the way I was," Stephanie added.

The assault took place in March of this year – three days after Jeremy's father's funeral took place.



Earlier this summer, a 20-year-old woman in Massachusetts was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after a judge ruled that she had encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to take his own life.

Michelle Carter, whose boyfriend Conrad Roy III took his own life in 2014, waived her right to a jury which ultimately gave Judge Lawrence Moniz the right to rule as he saw fit given the evidence presented in the case.

And this week, Michelle was sentenced to two-and-a-half years probation meaning she will not have to go to prison immediately, and may never spend time behind bars if her state appeals are ruled successful.

Dismayed by the judge's ruling in the controversial case, Roy's cousin, Makenna O'Donnell, expressed her feelings on Good Morning America.

"I was just sick to my stomach [at] the fact that she can just be free and my cousin, he's not here. Two-and-a-half years isn't enough," she insisted. "It's not enough. She should be behind bars."

The judge heard that Carter has sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages encouraging him to take his own life, even going as far as to order him back into the vehicle when he changed his mind about using it to inhale carbon monoxide fumes.

The case was the first of its kind, and it was believed that Carter could face up to 20 years in prison – something which Conrad's cousin addressed on television.

"I just don't understand how somebody can be free, knowing that she deliberately told [Roy] to get back in the car," Makenna said.

"She gets to sleep in her own bed tonight. She gets to wake up with her family, meanwhile, where's Conrad? Where's Conrad? He's watching us from up above, he's not gonna be here anymore."

Speaking to CBS, Roy's mother Lynn said she hopes her son's death leads to the creation of new laws.



A 25-year-old man from Glasnevin has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of sexual assault and possession of a controlled drug.

Ryan Lee Thomas pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to three counts of sexual assault and two counts of controlled drug possession.

The court heard that Thomas sexually assaulted three women on three separate occasions on December 30 2016.

It has been established that Thomas was under the influence of GBL when the assaults took place.

It is understood that Thomas assaulted a woman at a house party on Lower Gardiner Street. Later that same night, he grabbed a woman's breasts on the same street before accosting another young woman on Thomas Street.

He was arrested by Gardaí following the third incident.

While Thomas has pleaded guilty, he claims he cannot remember the events of the night.

The defendant's barrister, Cathal McGreal BL, says Thomas has extended his apologies to the victims of his crimes.



According to emerging reports,Tom Humphries, former sports journalist for The Irish Times, is currently awaiting sentencing for the sexual exploitation and defilement of a child.

Reporting on the case, The Irish Times confirmed that the 54-year-old had pleaded guilty to the charges last March, but had not been named publicly as he was facing trial for further sexual offences.

However, prosecuting counsel, Shane Costelloe SC, today told the court that that the State is no longer proceeding with these charges.

The journalist from Sutton in Dublin 13 pleaded guilty to six counts of abuse – two of defilement and four of inviting the participation in a sexually explicit, obscene or indecent act – of a girl under the age of 17. 

It is understood that the incidents took place between December 2010 and February 2011 and January 2010 and March 2011 respectively.

Judge O’Connor is in the process of arranging a date for sentencing.

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