Hollywood Actresses including Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, Bribe & Scam Their Entitled Kids Into Top Colleges Using Cash and Photoshop
Did your college-age child get rejected from UCLA, Yale, The University of Texas or other top colleges – even though they had the grades and good testing? The answer might be that rich, entitled Hollywood actresses – Some A-List, established names – cheated, bribed and photoshopped their brats in ahead of yours!
Hollywood Actresses, including Lori Loughlin from Full House and Felicity Huffman of Sex & the City fame, cheated on testing, bribed officials and paid for spots at some of the nation’s top colleges – leaving more deserving kids of normal parents left to wonder what they did wrong.
In all 50 people were arrested in a nationwide undercover investigation into how rich people with kids who couldn’t quite make the grade, have been literally paying for high SAT scores to be changed, pretending kids were athletes when they weren’t and using Photoshop to put their brats heads and faces on stock footage photos! It seems like a Hollywood movie itself, but it is all too real.
The suspects — who also include business figures such as Dragon Global CEO Robert Zangrillo and William McGlashan Jr., co-founder of STX and a director of CAA — have been charged with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities like Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC, according to charging documents.
If you thought Hollywood folks were contemptuous of their audience in general, and act like they are just better than you, this one is off the chart. They don’t even believe your child is deserving of going to a top-college, when their slacker kids can take their spots just by writing a check, or bribing coaches and officials with the right amount of cash.
Since 2011, the investigation has been going on behind the scenes with tape recordings, legal wiretapping and a host of willing and felonious Hollywood actresses, only too willing to brag about their kid getting into Yale or UCLA – but now this $25 million college entrance exam cheating scheme has been uncovered. You simply won’t believe the extent they went to scam your kid out of a spot in the classroom.
The scam focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on their college exams. Code-named “Operation Varsity Blues, ” the FBI investigation, unbelievably exposed a network of rich parents who paid thousands of dollars to a college-connected scam artist in California who boosted their childrens’ chances of gaining entrance into elite colleges, such as UT and Stanford University, by paying people to take tests for their children, bribing test administrators to allow it to happen, and bribing college coaches and administrators to identify the applicants as athletes.
Andrew Lelling, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said in a press conference that in return for bribes, coaches agreed to pretend that applicants were recruited competitive athletes when they weren’t.
The coaches knew the students athletic credentials were fabricated,” he explained. “Overall we have charged three people who organized these scams, two S.A.T. or A.C.T. Exam administrators, one exam proctor, one college administrator, nine coaches at elite schools and 33 parents who paid enormous sums to guarantee their children’s admission to certain schools through the use of bribes and fake academic and athletic credentials.”
William Singer was the go-between for rich parents and coaches, to invent fake participation, take staged photographs and outright bribe the right people to get their kids into Wake Forest, USC and other top-dollar colleges. According to the Associated Press, Singer pleaded guilty in a Boston federal courtroom on Tuesday to charges ranging from racketeering conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Felicity Huffman and her husband actor William H. Macy (of ‘Shameless’) made a charitable contribution of $15,000…to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter. Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so,’ according to ABC 7.
Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer (owner of Momo) Mossimo Giannulli “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team— despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC,” court documents added.
Huffman is perhaps best known as a star of the long-running ABC series Desperate Housewives, while Loughlin is known for her role in the classic 90s sitcom Full House.
Not sure if they or their kids are all that bright…