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Two celebrity moms, two scandals, two different outcomes

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SALT LAKE CITY — Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman took two different paths once the college admissions scandal became public.

The two celebrity mothers were among dozens of parents accused of paying bribes so their children could get into elite universities. But they took different approaches when it came to accepting personal responsibility, and that could have lasting impact on each’s ability to return not just to Hollywood, but into public favor.

“All things being equal, they were not equal,” said Howard Bragman, a longtime Hollywood celebrity crisis manager, in an interview with the Deseret News. “Felicity was a much more versatile actor. Lori played the all American. You know, she’s Aunt Becky. She was on the Hallmark Channel. She played the all American kind of good girl. So she had further to drop and deeper reputational damage to her image.”

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