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Cyndy Garvey Sues

U.C.L.A.

S.C.R.E.W.E.D. M.E.

1/29/2013 1:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0129-cyndy-garvey-getty-uclaFormer talk show host Cyndy Garvey -- ex-wife of MLB legend Steve Garvey -- is suing the people who run UCLA ... claiming she was DUPED into enrolling into a master's program at the University ... TMZ has learned. 

Garvey -- who co-hosted "The Morning Show" with Regis Philbin before Kathie Lee and Kelly entered the picture -- claims she was approached by two UCLA bigshots and asked if she would enroll in a master's program at the UCLA School of Public Health.

Garvey claims she initially had no interest in going back to school ... but the bigshots -- one of whom was the former director of the executive master's program -- offered to fund her education because the school would benefit from her "celebrity status."

Garvey claims she was told the costs would be split 50/50 between a rich alumnus and UCLA itself.

In her suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court by entertainment attorney Keith Fink, Garvey says she completed the program in 2009 -- and fulfilled all of her fundraising and P.R. obligations -- but 3 years later, she was hit with a $20k tax lien for unpaid debt to UCLA.

Garvey says she never signed any documents agreeing to pay for school -- and now wants UCLA to cough up more than $25k to make things right.

A rep for UCLA had "no comment at this time."

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stu    

Stay away from the CT School Of Broadcasting= rip off!

442 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

442 days ago
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JarJarBinks    

But it was totally worth it...she now has a master's in public health. Look out world!

442 days ago
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Thomas Jefferson    

Nuts!

442 days ago
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Scary    

I worked for several years in an office there that regularly dealt with the rich and famous (hitting them up for donations), and I never heard of anything like this. If you're a celebrity, they don't need you as a student, they want donations, and there are quicker/simpler ways of courting for that. But there should be a paper trail, anyway.

442 days ago
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Anya    

celebrity status....heh heh

442 days ago
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Michelle    

If she goes to court, how is she going to prove this?? Was this a verbal or written agreement? Always, always get it in writting!! Somehow tho...I don't believe her. Seems shady. What kind of celebrity is she, never heard of her. Is this the first deal of this kind? If she's such a celebrity, why can't she afford the 20k herself. Pay up...you got the education.

442 days ago
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Truth    

BITCH HAS A POINT... NO SKOOL LET'S YOU TAKE COURSES AND COMPLETE A DEGREE WITHOUT PAYING FOR SQUAT WHETHER IN CASH, LOANS, OR IN KIND (IE. SEXUAL FAVORS). SO IN THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE PROGRAM THE FEES OFFICE AT UCLA NEVER ONCE SENT HER ANY DO***ENTS INDICATING FEES OWED? NOW AFTER 3 YRS THEY SEND HER SH*T?? HMMM. SOMETHING IS FISHY... #TRUTH!!

442 days ago
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sgm    

Did she receive a diploma? If she did there is your proof!

442 days ago
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tj    

Cyndy Garvey is a crazed lunatic. She gets out of paying bills, always tries to get out of paying her bills and comes up with Kooky excuses. She's terrible.

442 days ago
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Brian    

She should have taken a tax class. UCLA reported the real value of her education, since it most likely was treated as business arrangment and not a scholarship. Death and taxes Cindy dear.

442 days ago
12.

Mike    

Wow...so now filthy rich people need financial aid too?

442 days ago
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jake    

well, if there's no contract, i don't think she has mch of a case.

442 days ago
14.

KanyeWest    

I believe her

442 days ago
15.

buzz kill    

And every time she gets laid she was probably duped into that to. "Hey Cyndy if we do it in the shower you can't get pregnant"

442 days ago
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