Earlier this week, E! News obtained court documents which show that both Huffman and Loughlin have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. The Desperate Housewives alum and the Fuller House star are among over 40 individuals who have been charged in connection with the scandal. According to the FBI affidavit, the scheme involved getting students admitted into elite colleges.
Tuesday, the same day that news of the alleged scheme broke, E! News confirmed that 13 defendants were taken into custody in the Los Angeles area, including defendant Huffman.
The following day, 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 this week. Toy and her son, Joshua Toy, are listed as plaintiffs in the suit.
“Joshua applied to some of the colleges where the cheating took place and did not get in,” the lawsuit, obtained by E! News, states, noting that Joshua graduated with a 4.2 grade point average. “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.”
Toy is seeking “no less than $500,000,000,000” in damages.
According to the FBI affidavit in the “Operation Varsity Blues” case, Huffman and her “spouse,” William H. Macy, made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to participate in the scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter. She “later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so,” the document reads.
While in court on Tuesday, the Oscar nominee was granted a signature bond of $250,000 and has been ordered to appear in federal court in Boston on March 29. Macy, who has not been charged, was seated it the gallery in court.
Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli was arrested Tuesday morning without incident. The couple shares daughters, Isabella Rose, 20, and YouTube star Olivia Jade, 19.
According to the FBI affidavit, “The Guannullis agreed to a 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.”