Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, & Others Sued For $500 Billion Over College Admissions Scandal – Perez Hilton
Back to court??
Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among those being sued in a new $500 billion lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, by an angry parent.
Jennifer Kay Toy of Oakland claims that her son Joshua Toy, despite a 4.2 GPA and good work ethic, was rejected from some of the same colleges involved in the still developing bribery scandal, and wouldn’t have been had the admissions process not been manipulated.
In the lawsuit, the former school teacher wrote:
“Because of Joshua’s hard work and study he graduated with a 4.2 grade point average. I couldn’t be more proud. Joshua applied to some of the colleges where the cheating took place and did not get in. 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.”
“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. Plaintiffs simply wanted a fair chance for themselves or their children to go to a good college, and that opportunity for a fair chance was stolen by the actions of the Defendants… who feel that, because they are wealthy, they are allowed to lie, cheat and steal from others.”
Also included in the lawsuit are the Fuller House star’s husband, Mossimo Giannulli, businessman Gregory Abbot, private equity investor Bill McGlashan, and others.
Toy’s suit is considered to be a class action complaint, filed “on behalf of all persons in the United States… whose rights to a fair chance at entrance to college was stolen by the actions of Defendants.”
The Bay Area mother is asking the court for a jury trial as well as monetary, non-monetary, and punitive damages in the amount of no less than $500 billion, in addition to having her attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses to be covered.
This isn’t the only lawsuit that has come after the scandal erupted this week. Two Stanford University students, Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods, also filed a class action complaint against their university, USC, UCLA, the University of San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin, Wake Forest, Yale, and Georgetown for negligence and fraudulent behavior.
The students argue in their lawsuit that their degrees have been devalued by the scandal, with Erica alleging that:
“At the time she applied, she was never informed that the process of admission was an unfair, rigged process, in which rich parents could buy their way into the university through bribery.”
The class action suit includes ALL students who paid an admission application fee to a college listed as a defendant between 2012 and 2018, and were ultimately rejected, as plaintiffs. Further explaining the reasoning behind the suit, it alleges:
“Students do not have unlimited funds to pay for application fees. They must pick and choose which university or universities to apply to based upon their available funding, the cost of the application fee, and the likelihood that they will be accepted. Each of these students had a right to know that their application was going to be part of a review process corrupted by rampant fraud and back-door bribery.”
The lawsuit is asking the court for compensation including but not limited to the recoupment of admission application fees, reasonable attorney’s fees, and punitive damages “in an amount sufficient to punish the defendants and deter future similar conduct.”
We’re sure these won’t be the only suits filed after this massive bribery scandal!!
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