Asian mom Jennifer Kay Toy is not playing around. She has filed a lawsuit against those implicated in the college admissions scandal and the universities involved. The amount she hit them with is a staggering $500 billion, yes billion, 500 of them. Jennifer Kay Toy claims that her son Joshua was rejected because of the wealthy parents who allegedly cheated the system.
The college admissions scandal, codenamed “Operation Varsity Blues” involves wealthy parents who allegedly helped their kids get into elite universities with bribes and students. The parents allegedly paid William “Rick” Singer who set up a charity for the parents to pay into that was a cover-up for their scam. Some famous actors like Lori Loughlin, paid $500,000 for her two daughters to get into USC, while Felicity Huffman paid $15,000 to get her daughter into an elite university.
In return for the money, Singer allegedly helped the students cheat on their SATs’ by having someone else take it or having entrance exam administrators correct their answers. Additionally, Singer would help the parents lie about their children’s athletic skills by photoshopping them doing sports activities while bribing the coaches. According to NPR, fifty parents have been charged and it is believed $25 million exchanged hands.
Jennifer Kay Toy, who was a teacher at Oakland Unified, filed the lawsuit in San Francisco against all those involved in the scandal, reports ABC 7.
“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,” she writes in her lawsuit. “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.”
Jennifer Kay Toy added that her son who had a 4.2 GPA didn’t have a “fair chance” at some of the universities named and that his entrance was stolen. Toy noted that over 1 million people were affected by the scam.
According to the Daily Mail, Joshua is enrolled at the University of California, Davis.