Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman continue to face fallout from a sweeping college admissions scheme after a furious California mother filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against the actresses and other elites.
Jennifer Kay Toy, a former Oakland school teacher, filed a $500 billion (yep, with a B!) class action lawsuit Wednesday against defendants named in “Operation Varsity Blues,” claiming “legitimate applicants to colleges were denied access due to the illegal activities.”
“I’m outraged and hurt because I feel that my son, my only child, was denied access to a college not because he failed to work and study hard enough but because wealthy individuals felt that it was OK to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children’s way into a good college,” Toy said.
“I’m now aware of the massive cheating scandal wherein wealthy people conspired with people in positions of power and authority at colleges in order to allow their children to gain access to the very colleges that Joshua was rejected from,” Toy said. “I’m not a wealthy person, but even if l were wealthy l would not have engaged in the heainous (sic) and dispicable (sic) actions of defendants.”
In all, Toy contends more than 1,000 people were involved in the scandal and says she intends to name all of them in the lawsuit, which she has brought “on behalf of all persons in the United States.”
Federal prosecutors charged 33 affluent parents, including CEOs, nine college athletics coaches and others in the sweeping bribery case to enter students into elite universities and colleges. The elaborate conspiracy involved cheating on the SAT and ACT and parents paying coaches “enormous sums” to get their children into schools by fabricating their athletic credentials.
The schools include Yale, Georgetown and Stanford universities, the University of Southern California, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Texas and Wake Forest University.
Contributing: Maria Puente