A $500 billion civil lawsuit has been filed in California by a parent in the largest college admissions scandal ever pursued by the Department of Justice in U.S. history, Reuters reported.
Jennifer Kay Toy said she believes her son, Joshua, was not granted admission to some colleges because of some wealthy parents who believe it was "OK to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children's way into a good college," according to the 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," Toy wrote in the lawsuit, according to KGO-TV.
Forty-five defendants, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, have been named in the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in San Francisco.
Singer's California-based charity raked in about $25 million charging parents to secure their children admission into elite universities including Stanford, Yale, UCLA, Georgetown, and others, according to prosecutors.