Hollywood Gets Schooled 🤦🏻♂️
Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin felt their children would never make the cut for admissions to elite colleges and instead took part in the largest college admission scam in US history. In total, roughly $25 million was funneled in the cheating scandal. Among the charges were other people posing as the children to take the SAT’s and ACT’ tests.
One of the scheme’s alleged ringleaders, William Rick Singer, would take "staged photographs" of children playing sports — and even photoshopped their faces onto the pictures of other athletes, according to prosecutors. https://t.co/IBsKyDinvc
— VICE News (@vicenews) March 12, 2019
Lori Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying $500,000 to USC in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the college's crew team thereby guaranteeing their admission in the college, according to documents https://t.co/jhGS2asta1
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 12, 2019
Prosecutors say the parents charged in massive college admissions scandal are a "catalogue of wealth and privilege" — including real estate investors, a fashion designer, a global law firm's co-chairman and the actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin https://t.co/J1crlqiYzh pic.twitter.com/HAAnNwUyBa
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 12, 2019
Awesome work by Feds to bust widespread college admissions cheating scandal. All parents want their kids to go to an elite college. But to cheat system -& deny other worthier kids admission-is nauseating. Shame on parents for their bribes, coaches for their greed, & pity the kids
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) March 12, 2019
Just a reminder that rich people are able to use their money and power to open elite doors for their mediocre children that, in turn, make it far more likely that they will succeed in life. Poor people and POC are expected to be exceptional. This is not a meritocracy.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) March 12, 2019
More about Felicity Huffman, according to charging documents… pic.twitter.com/AkEXn7rcJI
— Eriq Gardner (@eriqgardner) March 12, 2019
I wish my dad would have hired someone to fake my high school records and SAT scores to get in a good school.
Daddy didn’t love me.
Wish Felicity Huffman was my Mom.#CollegeScam
— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) March 12, 2019
With the ridiculously obscene price of college tuition, I’m gonna bribe schools to not accept my kids.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) March 12, 2019
Boy, the price has gone up! Charles Kushner paid Harvard a mere $2.5 million to get Jared into Harvard.
CNN: Parents paid up to $6.5 million to get their kids into college.#CollegeCheatingScandal
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 13, 2019