Amid revelation of the drastic scams wealthy white people are willing to take to get their kids into college, it has been revealed that a white girl was accepted into three colleges after she pretended to be a black tennis player.
New reports have come out amid an investigation into the college admissions scandal that surfaced earlier this year and it was revealed that a white girl’s parents presented her as a black tennis scholar on her college applications. Vanity Fair found that the family’s lies got the girl accepted into three colleges.
The report found that the girl’s wealthy lawyer father, Adam Bass, hired William “Rick” Singer for “college counseling”. Singer was convicted earlier this year for orchestrating the widespread college scam that included “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman.
The revealing report was released on Wednesday and found that the girl’s application described her as a Black tennis player who was the first to go to college from the family. It was accepted by at least three colleges, Vanity Fair reports.
Not only is the girl not black, but she also has no tennis experience, the report says. The counselor at the Buckley School, the elite private school the girl attended in Sherman Oaks, Calif., had previously raised red flags about her application a year before the college admission scandal was uncovered, the Grio reports.
According to the report, Bass’s daughter ended up attending Berkeley through the traditional college application process and didn’t lie about her ethnicity and sports background. The girl’s father has not been charged with any crime and remains a board member at Buckley.
The Bass family released a statement denying any involvement with the college scandal and expressed their surprise over the lies found in the girl’s applications.
“The Bass family was furious and upon learning more about Mr. Singer’s wrongdoing over the course of that weekend, they immediately began contacting schools to supply them with accurate information,” the statement reads, CBS News reports.
Prosecutors overseeing the scandal found that wealthy white parents paid an admissions consultant from 2011 to 2019 to bribe coaches and college administrators to label their children as star athletes, alter test scores, or have others take online classes to boost their children’s chances of getting into elite schools.
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