Eva Longoria Recalls Being Bullied At 'Desperate Housewives' Sets Until Saved By Co-Star Felicity Huffman

Los Angeles, PTI | Updated : 07 September 2019, 06:33 PM
Eva Longoria Says Co-Star Felicity Huffman Helped Her Survive 'Torture'
Eva Longoria Says Co-Star Felicity Huffman Helped Her Survive 'Torture'

Actor Eva Longoria has said her "Desperate Housewives" co-star Felicity Huffman, who is currently embroiled in the US college admission scandal, once saved her from a bully on the show's set.

Huffman has pleaded guilty to paying bribes to help her daughter gain admission to a prestigious university so as to avoid a trial and jail time.

Longoria is among the 27 celebrities who have sent letters to a judge, making a case for Huffman and why she should receive no more than the government's recommended sentence of one month in jail, followed by 12 months of supervised release and a fine of USD 20,000, reported Us Weekly.

In her letter, the actor said, "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."

"Felicity could feel that I was riddled with anxiety even though I never complained or mentioned the abuse to anyone," she added.

Longoria did not name the co-star who bullied her.

She also said that Huffman supported her when she was overlooked for a Golden Globe Award while all the three other leads of the show were nominated.

"I was the only one who was left out of the nominations. I wasn't devastated but the press made it a bigger deal than it was between the four of us actors and that did affect me a bit.

"Felicity came to my trailer and said, 'It's just a piece of metal, that and USD 1.50 will get you a bus ticket.' She then proceeded to tell me how talented I was and how I never needed an award to know that. I know I would not have survived those 10 years if it wasn't for the friendship of Felicity," Longoria said.

Besides Longoria, Huffman's ex-husband William H Macy and her sisters Betsey, Jessie and Grace as well as her brother Moore have sent letters in support of the actor.

First Published: Saturday, September 07, 2019 06:33 PM
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