Mom Files $500B Lawsuit Over College Admissions Scandal
Sad and furious; that’s exactly how one mom feels after learning her son didn’t have a fair shot at getting into the college of his choice, thanks to the parents involved in the admissions bribe scandal.
As we reported, over dozens of parents including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged with paying bribes to get their kids into top universities in a widespread college admissions scam. Jennifer Kay Toy, single mom from Caledonian has now filed a $500 billion class-action lawsuit against the high-profile parents tied to the nationwide scandal.
Toy is asking for billions in damages from the 33 wealthy parents. She claims her son was denied a fair shot at entry to the elite institutions because of their actions, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court. She explains that her son, Joshua, who is also named as a plaintiff, didn’t get into the schools where cheating allegedly took place even with a 4.2 grade point average!
The Oakland public school teacher writes in the lawsuit,
“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 OK to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children’s way into a good college.”
She added that she and other 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 Defendants … who feel that because they are wealthy they are allowed to lie, cheat and steal from others,” The New York Post reports.
This latest action follows right behind the first lawsuits which were filed by four college students on Thursday against the schools wrapped up in the scandal.
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