Performing veteran Michael Douglas is sharing his ideas on the school admissions scandal that rocked the nation earlier this yr.
At a screening of the second season of his Netflix comedy, “The Kominsky Methodology,” Douglas, 75, spoke with Us Weekly concerning the scandal.
“It’s simply egregious,” stated Douglas, whose a long time of movie work additionally embrace star turns in “Wall Road,” “Deadly Attraction” “Romancing the Stone.” “The humiliation that these well-to-do households are struggling is that there’s no sympathy from their peer group.”
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“Type of simply loopy. Simply loopy,” stated Douglas, himself the son of appearing icon Kirk Douglas. “I believe it was as a lot concerning the self-image for the mother and father because it was for the children.”
Douglas additionally mentioned his son, Dylan, who acquired into Brown College regardless of studying difficulties.
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“Dylan had critical dyslexic points,” Douglas stated. “He needed to go to particular faculties early on. He labored actually onerous, and the truth that he labored himself as much as get into an Ivy League faculty, I’m simply so pleased with him.”
Greater than 4 dozen folks have been charged within the nationwide rip-off, which is alleged to have positioned college students in top-tier faculties like Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, the College of Southern California, UCLA and the College of Texas. A federal investigation into the matter – dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” – has been ongoing for greater than a yr.
Among the many mother and father uncovered: Academy Award nominee Felicity Huffman, who pleaded responsible in Could, admitting to paying $15,000 to spice up her older daughter’s SAT scores in 2017; and “Full Home” star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, each of whom pleaded not responsible in April.
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Douglas, who gained an Oscar for “Wall Road,” will subsequent be seen within the second season of “The Kominsky Methodology,” due out on Netflix on Oct. 25.