Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman face new $500bn lawsuit amid college bribery scandal

Cape Town – Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are facing more legal troubles after being exposed in a massive college bribery scandal.

ICYMI, the Hollywood actresses, as well as Loughlin's designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, were charged last Tuesday in a scheme in which up to 50 wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools.

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Following the breaking news, Huffman was arrested on Tuesday and released after posting $250k bond. Loughlin surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, appeared in court and was later released after posting $1m bond.

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A new report on Sunday states a former Oakland teacher named Jennifer Kay Toy filed a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against Huffman, Loughlin and the other individuals indicted in the scandal on Wednesday.

The court document, obtained by E! News, lists Toy and her son, Joshua Toy as plaintiffs.

In the document, Toy claims "Joshua applied to some of the colleges where the cheating took place and did not get in".

Toy adds: "Joshua and I believed that he'd had a fair chance just like all the other applicants but did not make the cut for some undisclosed reason. I'm now 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."

Toy is seeking "no less than $500bn" in damages for her son.

Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli are expected to appear in federal court in Boston on 29 March.

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