David Foster Revealed He Could 'Be in Jail Right Now' if His Daughter Had Dreamt about College
His 35-year-old daughter Erin made public a text message her father sent her joking about the recently revealed college cheating and bribery scandal that resulted in the arrests of two celebrities.
69-year-old Canadian musician and producer David Foster displayed his cruel sense of humour with his daughter Erin when he appeared to be relieved that she chose not to have a college education because it would have gotten him in trouble.
The controversy surrounding the arrests of actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin has shaken the entertainment industry among others, and David couldn’t resist making a joke at his daughter’s expense in relation to it.
“Thank god you didn’t want to go to college. I’d be in jail right now!” he jokingly messaged her, implying that there was no way she couldn’t have been admitted without some illegal assistance on his part.
“Thanks for the confidence, Dad,” Erin captioned a screen capture of the conversation she posted to Instagram on March 16, which received more than 39.121 likes in a couple of days.
Erin’s followers took to the comments section of the post to express their like for David’s sense of humour, noting that this is a talent that runs in the family, considering that Erin is a comedy writer.
“And we all thought you were the funny one in the family,” Helena Conner wrote, adding several laughing emojis. “Hysterical, you both are a riot,” added Tiffany Bagster.
“Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested.”
“Best Varsity Blues scandal related exchange to date. You win,” said another user, referencing the name of the FBI operation that uncovered the admissions scheme that ended up with 50 people indicted.
While “Desperate Wives” star Felicity Huffman and “Full House” star Lori Loughlin are the most known names of the list of wealthy parents that allegedly took part in the scheme, there are other high profile individuals involved.
Parenting and self-help author Jane Buckingham was also mentioned in the case. Buckingham is known for her book and TV franchise “The Modern Girl’s Guide.”
A number of CEO’s are reportedly also part of the fraud, such as Pimco’s Douglas Hodge, Crown Realty & Development’s Robert Flaxman, and Hercules Technology Growth Capital’s Manuel Henriquez.
The nationwide scheme involved elite college and universities including Yale, Georgetown, University of Southern California, and Stanford, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
“Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested,” the release reads.