Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman aren’t only in trouble with the feds these days.
The actresses are among those named in a $500B private lawsuit related to their college admissions scam. The lawsuit, filed by a mother, Jennifer Kay Toy, accuses the defendants of “inflicting emotional distress, civil conspiracy and fraud,” according to Deadline.
“Joshua applied to some of the colleges where the cheating took place and did not get in,” Toy, an award-winning former teacher writes. “Joshua and I believed that he’d had a fair chance just like all other applicants but did not make the cut for some undisclosed reason.”
While the suit does not go into which colleges did not accept her son, the fuming mother does go after the schools named in the suit, including Yale, Georgetown, UCLA, USC, Wake Forest and more.
“I’m [out]raged 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… it was ok to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children’s way into a good college,” she charges.
The two actresses are among at least 30 other parents and dozens of others involved in a massive, multimillion-dollar scam, where parents allegedly paid for more time for their children to take college entrance exams, lied about their athletic status and more.
Last week, two Stanford students also filed a class action suit against the schools involved, noting “unqualified students found their way into the admissions rolls of highly selective universities, while those students who played by the rules and did not have college-bribing parents were denied admission.”
The students are seeking payments in damages and interest.
No doubt many more lawsuits will pop up in the coming weeks as more details unfold.