Parent Sues Actors Over College Admissions Scandal

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By Elizabeth Perkin 03/18/2019

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Jennifer Kay Toy claims the college admission cheating scam prevented her son from getting into an elite university.

She is suing Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman among others for $500 billion, according to lawsuit documents published by Deadline. The suit accuses the defendants of inflicting emotional distress, civil conspiracy and fraud.

Over 50 people are currently charged for being in on the scheme.

Some allegedly bribed college coaches and school officials to accept students as college athletes when they had never played a sport or paid someone to change their child’s answers on the SATs or ACTs.

Celebrities including Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among those being prosecuted with this federal crime. There has been major fallout on the professional side as well.

The Hallmark Channel has cut ties with Loughlin who has starred in multiple movies and shows for the channel. “Fuller House” also fired the actress. She will not be appearing in the show’s fifth and final season.

Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade, a well-known YouTuber, lost her partnership with Sephora and Tresemmè. Princess Polly, an online fashion store, has also removed her collaboration collection from its site.

Huffman was arrested on Tuesday and then released on a $250,000 bond. She was seen Friday making another court appearance with her husband, William H. Macy. He is not being charged in the case and instead he is just being referred to as “her spouse.”

Huffman is accused of allegedly giving $15,000 to a company in exchange for its help to fraudulently boost their daughter’s SAT scores.

Loughlin surrendered to federal authorities Wednesday and was later released on $1 million bond. She and husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly paid bribes totaling $500,000 to bolster their two daughters’ chances of being admitted to USC.

Loughlin’s daughters have dropped out of USC for fear of being bullied by other students.