Multiple College Students Are Suing The Elite Colleges In The Bribery Scandal, Here’s Why
There has been a lot of drama and controversy surrounding the college bribery case going on right now.
It didn’t take long, but now some students are suing a number of the universities that are caught up in the scandal as well.
The University of Southern California, Yale and several other elite colleges are being sued by multiple college students who claim they were denied a fair opportunity for admission and have had their degrees devalued due to a college cheating scheme detailed by federal officials Tuesday.
The initial plaintiffs, Standford University students Erica Olson and Kalea Woods, filed a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday, a day after federal authorities said they’ve uncovered one of the largest college admissions scams ever seen in the U.S. The lawsuit seeks $5 million on behalf of what the lawyers estimate will be thousands of plaintiffs who fit the criteria to seek class status.
This lawsuit will likely take some time. As of recent numbers 50 people including the Hollywood actresses have been charges in this incident.
The LA Times reports,
Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods, who both attend Stanford, allege they were among those cast aside in the admissions process.
Olsen had nearly perfect SAT and ACT scores and had participated in dance, later qualifying for the elite dancing squad at Stanford, when she graduated from high school. She applied to Yale in 2017 and paid an application fee of about $80, only to be rejected by the university, according to the lawsuit.
“Had she known that the system at Yale University was warped and rigged by fraud, she would not have spent the money to apply to the school,” the lawsuit states. “She also did not receive what she paid for — a fair admissions consideration process.”
Since initially filing the suit, Erica Olsen is no longer involved in the lawsuit for unknown reasons. However, new students have been added to the revised version of the complaint.