Eva Longoria Reveals She Was "Bullied" By Desperate Housewives Co-Star

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It's been over seven years since Desperate Housewives wrapped its run on ABC, and one of the show's leading ladies has opened up about unrest on the set. 

Eva Longoria was one of several celebrities who wrote a letter of support for Felicity Huffman over her role in the college admissions scandal. 

In the letter, Longoria opened up about a troubling time on the set of the soapy drama in which she was allegedly bullied by a co-worker. 

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Longoria credits Huffman for being the one to bring the alleged bullying to a halt. 

"There was a time I was being bullied at work by a co-worker," Longoria wrote but decided against naming the person. 

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"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."

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Longoria went on to say in the letter that Huffman helped her through another difficult time on the series. 

She was the only leading lady not to get a nod for a Golden Globe during the show's highly publicized freshman run. 

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“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,” she wrote.

“Felicity came to my trailer and said, ‘It’s just a piece of metal, that and $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."

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"I know I would not have survived those 10 years if it wasn’t for the friendship of Felicity.”

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You can read the full letter from NBC News here

Huffman pleaded guilty several months ago to committing mail fraud and honest services fraud.

She is said to have paid $15,000 to have someone take the SAT in place of her daughter.

It is expected that Huffman will spend one month in jail and pay a fine for $20,000, but her attorneys are lobbying for community service as opposed to a stint on the inside. 

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