This college scandal may be confusing. I’m here to diffuse any confusion and to break it down for ya. Here’s the deal…
LORI LOUGHLIN and FELICITY HUFFMAN could be in big trouble. They were busted as part of a massive, nationwide college admissions scandal. This is the BIGGEST one that’s ever been investigated. That’s pretty serious!
They’re calling it “Operation Varsity Blues”. The charges against both of them are “conspiracy to commit mail fraud” and “honest services mail fraud”.
Here’s what was happening in a nutshell: A man named William Singer set up a fake charity that rich people would pay into. In exchange, he would fraudulently get their kids into some of the top schools in the country.
How would he do it? Sometimes with straight-up bribes. But Singer would also help students cheat on college entrance exams . . . or he’d even fake ATHLETIC CREDIENTIALS for them.
And that often included staging photo shoots of the student “playing” a sport . . . or taking pictures of another athlete and PHOTOSHOPPING THEIR FACE on them.
People were paying MILLIONS of dollars to get their kids into schools like Georgetown, UCLA, USC, Stanford, Wake Forest, Yale, and others. Singer has been running this scam since 2011.
Huffman…who you’d probably know best from “Desperate Housewives”, reportedly paid $15,000 to help her oldest daughter out. What happened was that after she took the SAT, a proctor secretly CORRECTED her wrong answers.
They almost didn’t get the proctor they wanted though. The feds have an email Felicity wrote to Singer in 2017 that says, quote, “Ruh Ro! Looks like [my daughter’s high school] wants to provide own proctor.”
Felicity and her husband WILLIAM H. MACY talked to Singer about doing it again for their younger daughter, but decided not to.
Macy was NOT charged, but that’s kind of a technicality. They have evidence that he participated in talks for the younger daughter…but that transaction never went through.
As for Lori Loughlin, she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli BOTH got nailed. They allegedly paid $500,000 to have their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team even though neither of them participated in the sport.
The Feds say they just sent the school pictures of the girls on ROWING MACHINES.
Check this out…talk about privileged AND enabled (your kids will probably lose brain cells by watching her Youtube channel).
Lori’s 19-year-old daughter Olivia Jade posted a video last August saying she doesn’t even care about school. She’s now a freshman at USC (not for long I’m sure).
After Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade said she didn’t care about school, people criticized her for taking her education for granted. So two days later, she posted another video where she apologized.
And do you remember this?
In an old episode of “Full House”, Becky admits they lied on the application to get the twins into an elite preschool.