Amid the college-admissions bribery scandal that has dominated the news cycle for days, Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and co-founder of STX Entertainment Bill McGlashan, were handed a $500 billion lawsuit from a frustrated mother claiming her son was disadvantaged as a result of their fraudulent actions.
Jennifer Kay Toy, an award winning former school teacher from Oakland, California stated that her son Joshua, who maintained a 4.2 GPA in high school, was not accepted into many of the schools implicated in the scandal. In the suit filed in San Francisco, Toy targeted the dozens of parents indicted in the “Operation Varsity Blues” investigation for hindering her son's chances at an elite education.
"Joshua applied to some of the colleges where the cheating took place and did not get in," Toy explained. "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." Toy maintains firm language throughout the filing, calling the defendants' actions "despicable" and "heinous."
"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 did not specify where Joshua is currently enrolled.
Additionally, two Stanford students have filed a class action lawsuit against the universities implicated in the scandal. Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods have stated that they are suing the colleges embroiled in the conspiracy because they weren't given an equal opportunity to secure admission at universities like Yale and USC which prioritized "unqualified students." Olsen and Woods are asserting that the value of their Stanford degrees has decreased given the university's tarnished reputation as a result of the scandal. It was later reported that Olsen had decided to drop out of the lawsuit. Though Olsen will be dropped from the suit, an attorney said that others will be added.
The two women were also targeting William Singer, who allegedly orchestrated the entire plot. Singer, who founded and operated a network known as The Key, helped students cheat on standardized tests, facilitate bribes between parents and college athletic departments, and falsify admissions paperwork. Mr. Singer pleaded guilty to racketeering in a Boston court on Tuesday.
In other news related to Lori Loughlin, Deadline is reporting that the actress is most likely done with Netflix's Fuller House. "She’s toast, it’s over," a source said, per Deadline. Earlier today, the Hallmark Channel announced that it was cutting ties with the actress over the college bribe scandal. Loughlin's daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, have decided to drop out from the University of Southern California, TMZ reports.