A California mother is suing several celebrity parents at the center of the college admissions scandal for a total of $500 billion, claiming their actions robbed her overachieving son of a fair shot into college.
According to Variety, Jennifer Kay Toy filed a lawsuit Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court which listed 45 people—including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman—as defendants. In it, she alleged her son, Joshua, had a 4.2 GPA and was rejected from colleges involved in the cheating controversy.
Prosecutors have accused several people of paying anywhere between $200,000 and $6.5 million to ensure their children’s entry into college. Variety reported that these prominent parents are believed to have had their children’s ACT and SAT scores inflated or offered money to have falsified athletic profiles created for their kids.
In the lawsuit, Toy alleged these wealthy and high-profile parents “conspired with people in positions of power and authority at colleges in order to allow their children to gain access.”
Kay is reportedly a single mother who was a teacher in Oakland Unified and Pacifica.
“I’m not a wealthy person, but even if I were wealthy I would not have engaged in the heinous and despicable actions of defendants,” Toy told KGO.
“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.”
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