Cyndy Garvey sues UCLA

By Gavriella Tjandra,

Former talk show host Cyndy Garvey is suing administrators at UCLA, saying that they duped her into a master's program in the university.

Garvey claimed she was approached by her friend Allen Miller and a UCLA representative Fred Hagigi in 2007, and asked if she would like to enroll in their School of Public Health program, Courthouse News Service reported.

Miller was an alumnus, and Hagigi was the program's then-director.

At that moment, Garvey had no interest of going back to school. It, however, changed after the former director of the executive's master program claimed they would help funding her education, because the school would benefit of her celebrity status.

The agreement was 50/50 between her and UCLA, TMZ reported.

In the legal document filed in L.A. Superior Court by entertainment attorney Keith Fink for Garvey, she reportedly finished her education in 2009.

During her time there, the former wife of baseball star Steve Garvey admitted of fulfilling all the fundraising requirements and P.R. obligations.

After what she had done for the school, she was hit by a $20,000 tax lien for unpaid debt to UCLA.

She claimed that she had never signed any documents saying that she would pay for the school.

UCLA representative had no comment when reached.

Cyndy Garvey is a former The Morning Show host with Regis Philbin before Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly Ripa.

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