Wendy Williams on Felicity Huffman's 14-day jail sentence: 'If she was black, it'd be 14 years'

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During Monday's episode of the "Wendy Williams Show," Wendy Williams said that Felicity Huffman's race and privilege contributed to the 14-day jail sentence she received for her involvement in the college-admissions scandal.

On Friday, the "Desperate Housewives" actor thwas sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the college-admissions scandal. She was also handed down a $30,000 fine and ordered to complete 250 hours of community service. She will be on supervised release for a year.

On the season premiere of the "Wendy Williams Show," which aired Monday, Williams said she believed race played a factor in Huffman's sentence.

"If shee was black, it'd be 14 years," she said. "Do I think she'll ever work again? Yeah. Because first of all, she copped to it. Second of all, she's one half of a power couple in Hollywood. And she's a nice woman. She just did something that I think a lot of mothers would do if you had the means."

In addition to the 14-day sentence, Williams also said she felt the $30,000 fine wasn't enough.

"I think she should have been fined millions," Williams said. "Also, the money that she is fined should hopefully be given to support those who can't afford a better education."

In May, Huffman pleaded guilty to fraud charges and admitted to paying $15,000 to have an SAT proctor correct her daughter's exam answers. She is one of 52 people who have been charged in the scandal so far. Those charged are accused of paying William "Rick" Singer to bribe athletic coaches and exam proctors to help their children get into top-tier colleges.

After her sentence was handed down on Friday, Huffman released a statement apologizing to her family and the "educational community."

"I will try and live a more honest life, serve as a better role model for my daughters and family and continue to contribute my time and energies wherever I am needed," she said.

Read more:Felicity Huffman was just sentenced to 14 days behind bars. Here's the difference between a jail and a prison sentence.

Meanwhile, Kelley Williams-Bolar, a woman who was initially sentenced to five years in jail after using her father's address so she could enroll her daughters in a better school district, said it's not her place to comment on whether or not Huffman's sentence is "fair."

Williams-Bolar's ultimately served ten days, after a judge suspended her initial five-year sentence. Her case was referenced by prosecutors during Huffman's sentencing on Friday, according to NBC News.

The Akron, Ohio, woman told ABC that she believes her case was meant to be an "example," but said she couldn't judge Huffman's sentence.

"Her 14 days being fair ... I cannot be the judge of that and I wouldn't judge her for that," Williams-Bolar told WKYC.

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