Outraged Parent Suing Celebs For $500 Billion Because Her Son Didn't Get Into College
A mother in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against celebrities including Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman for their alleged involvement in the college cheating scandal.
Oakland woman Jennifer Kay Toy claims that her son was denied his "right" to a fair chance at entering college after it was "stolen" by the parents involved in the alleged scam.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are listed as defendants, along with Huffman, and dozens of wealthy parents who have been accused of bribing college officials and committing fraud to get their kids into top universities.
Toy -- who is a former public school teacher -- said that she's always taught her students to be "honest and that cheating is wrong".
“I’m now 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 okay to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children’s way into a good college.”
The 50 people who were indicted last week as part of 'Operation Varsity Blues' have been accused of paying admissions consultant William Singer to bribe test administrators and college coaches to secure spots for their kids as athletic recruits to universities including Yale, USC, Stanford and Georgetown.
“I’m not a wealthy person, but even if l were wealthy l would not have engaged in the heainous and dispicable [sic] actions of defendants,” Toy said in the lawsuit.
The mother is seeking damages "in the amount of no less than $US500 billion.
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