Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and Full House actress Lori Loughlin were two of fifty people indicted in a nationwide college entrance exam scandal.
In "Operation Varsity Blues," the FBI have evidence that the two celebrities, along with thirty-one other wealthy parents, paid millions in bribes to get their kids into colleges including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, USC, University of Texas, UCLA, USD, and Wake Forest.
William Singer, founder of college prep business Key Worldwide Foundation, accepted over $25 million from parents "to guarantee their children's admission to elite schools." According to ABC News, Singer is expected to plead guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice.
Court documents say Singer bribed coaches who would pretend applicants were part of their athletic teams. Loughlin paid Singer $500,000 for her two daughters, including YouTube star Olivia Jade, to be designated as college athletes on the USC crew team, though they did not ever participate, which guaranteed their admission.
Huffman conspired with Singer to fake her daughters SAT exam, organizing for her own proctors so they could go in after the fact and change test answers, which gave her daughter a 400 point boost. She disguised the bribe as a $15,00 charitable donation for ""educational programs [for] disadvantaged youth."
Huffman was arrested this morning in her Los Angeles home. Loughlin is reportedly out of the country but her husband Mossimo Giannulli was also arrested earlier today.
The scandal is the number one trending topic of conversation on Twitter, and the Desperate Housewives and Full House jokes are flowing aplenty:
When the FBI serves Lori Loughlin with a warrant pic.twitter.com/AGks2Fo7vc
— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) March 12, 2019
Aunt Becky...SMH pic.twitter.com/xAhBQzORGW
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) March 12, 2019
For $500,000 my child better be getting into Hogwarts, forget USC. Damn Aunt Becky pic.twitter.com/Dqh0I2Y9mg
— Simone Scott (@Simone_Scott) March 12, 2019
Aunt Becky's spin-off show is gonna be so good pic.twitter.com/TRr7RrWHIm
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 12, 2019
— Alexis “Bring Back Bunheads” Wilson (@sassyblackdiva) March 12, 2019
Felicity Huffman literally typed the words "Ruh Ro!" while planning to commit mail fraud pic.twitter.com/iYsFNtL7qT
— Kathryn VanArendonk (@kvanaren) March 12, 2019
I, for one, STUNNED that rich people would pay millions in bribes to get their children into elite colleges. You mean they didn’t earn it based off merit alone, as we’re constantly told? ::clutches imaginary pearls:: https://t.co/8fEeHFjQy0
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 12, 2019
ADMISSIONS OFFICE: ur child was not accepted to our college
FELICITY HUFFMAN: then i will have to do a crime
ADMISSIONS OFFICE: u can just donate some money & we'll let em in
FELICITY HUFFMAN: a crime i shall do
ADMISSIONS OFFICE: just make a donation
FELICITY HUFFMAN: crime time
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) March 12, 2019
“BUT WHAT ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION,” says Chad as he cries to his lawyer dad in his salmon shorts. https://t.co/0hUTo23MXL
— Clarkisha Kent: This One Lady (@IWriteAllDay_) March 12, 2019
Felicity Huffman walking past a gay man at some point today: "Ain't you that ruh ro bitch?"
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 12, 2019
I made a song for Aunt Becky. pic.twitter.com/vRWrg3sXq3
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) March 12, 2019
— Activian Rhapsody (@missunitedface) March 12, 2019
When you gotta break aunt Becky out of jail. pic.twitter.com/ouwPjstDnV
— Travon Free (@Travon) March 12, 2019
Donald Trump Jr trying to dunk on Felicity Huffman because she’s a parent who abused her wealth to give her kids massively unfair advantages is my entry for the Lack of Self Awareness Office Pool. pic.twitter.com/gHH3Dvpt2E
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 12, 2019
we WILL be getting laura dern an academy award for portraying felicity huffman pic.twitter.com/m98e2bN6kc
— laura j. brown (@laurjbrown) March 12, 2019
— out of context desperate housewives (@DHnocontext) March 12, 2019
felicity huffman entering prison and seeing lori loughlin pic.twitter.com/I9WEpfO7qr
— mark (@markamlz) March 12, 2019
Then there's this hilariously damning tweet...
What are your best “hacks” for the back-to-school season?
— Felicity Huffman (@FelicityHuffman) August 25, 2016