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Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman sued for $ 500bn in college cheating scam

Ms Loughlin, who was fired from Hallmark, is named in the lawsuitImage copyright
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Ms Loughlin, who was fired from Hallmark, is named in the lawsuit

A US mother has filed a $ 500bn (£ 375bn) lawsuit against the people charged in a university admissions scandal, claiming her was unfairly denied placement.

Jennifer Kay Toy cited the despicable actions of the alleged conspirators

A separate class action suit by current students has been filed against the University named by US officials.

The students say they are "warped and rigged"

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among the 33 parents charged with conspiring to bribe, cheat on tests and fake credentials to get their students into elite universities.

On Thursday, Ms. Loughlin was officially released from the Hallmark Channel, a television network she has worked with since at least 2010.

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Media captionStudents react to cheating scam: "This is how we got into an elite college"

What are the lawsuits?

In a filing to a San Francisco court on Wednesday, Ms Toy said that Joshua applied to some of the schools mentioned in the US Department of Justice's complaint "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, what denied access to a college, not because he failed to work and study hard enough, but because steal and bribe their children's way into a good college, "her civil suit states.

A separate $ 5m lawsuit brought by students from Stanford University claims they were deceived when they agreed to pay the fees. The students requested compensation for the fees.

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Yale after paying $ 80 despite "stellar" test scores and athletic ability.

"Had Plaintiffs known that the system was warped and rigged by fraud, they would not have spent the money to apply to the school," the lawsuit claims, adding . "

Yet another college student from Tulane University, Rutgers University and a community college in Orange County, California has been filed against William "Rick" Singer, who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to become a mastermind of the criminal schemes.

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Lori Loughlin starred in two Hallmark series and several Hallmark films

Pulled from Hallmark

Lori Loughlin, Who Rose To Fame In Aunt Becky On The 1987 Sitcom Full House And The 2016 Netflix Reboot Fuller House, has been dropped from the Hallmark Channel.

"We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admission process" the family-friendly network and greeting card company said on Thursday.

They are currently in the ongoing Garage Sale Mysteries movies and the series When the Heart Calls.

Ms. Louglin to surrender her passport pending trial.


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