BEVERLY HILLS—Jack Buckingham, son of Beverly-Hills based CEO and author Jane Buckingham, apologized for being unknowingly involved in the nation-wide college cheating scandal that resulted in 50 people being indicted on Tuesday, March 12. Of the individuals charged included “Fuller House” actress Lori Loughlin and actress Felicity Huffman from “Desperate Housewives.”
Buckingham said that he hopes this incident will change the course of the college admission process in the future. He told The Hollywood Reporter that he knows “there are millions of kids out there both wealthy and less fortunate who grind their a** off just to have a shot at the college of their dreams.” He’s upset that he was “unknowingly involved in a large scheme that helps give kids who may not work as hard as others an advantage over those who truly deserve those spots.”
Per criminal complaint documents Jack’s mother, Jane conspired with William Rick Singer to have a professional test-taker take the ACT exam for Jack in July 2018. In exchange, Jane made a $50,000 donation. Documents show that his mother sent the test-taker a sample of her son’s handwriting so that it could be copied on the exam.
Jack Buckingham has deleted his Twitter account in response to comments being posted by the public.