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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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Straight Talkin Texan    

Too many people in education are idiots and/or liars.

531 days ago
17.

Joe    

Kanye, what an idiot. I assume YOU pay your income taxes on what you earn (loosely stated). Garvey owes income tax on what she was given. Perhaps her accountant screwed her, if he advised her there would be no taxable consequence of receiving tuition. For wealthy people (even if temporary), y'all are knuckleheads.

531 days ago
18.

Joe    

still a "blonde". This is simple, yet everyone seems to miss the point. UCLA is not suing her for tuition. The IRS has filed a lien. She RECEIVED compensation (income) in the form of tuition. She is required to pay income tax on that benefit, just like everyone else. This ain't rocket science, folks.

531 days ago
19.

Paul    

I love Cyndy Garvey! She was always my favorite co-host with Regis! I wish someone would hire her to co-host a morning show here in LA because the local morning shows in Los Angeles stink now. I use to watch "Good Day LA" but they fired there main hostesses and the show is horrible now. Bring Cyndy on board "Good Day LA" or another morning show. LA misses her desperately!

531 days ago
20.

Deadhead    

Dumb blondes have even more fun.

531 days ago
21.

Stu    

This woman is a leech IMO. How much money did she get out of Steve Garvey for all of his hard work? I'll bet it was 6 figures. And now this?

531 days ago
22.

Phishie from Philly    

At least someone screwed your unattractive ask.
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Phishie from Philly

531 days ago
23.

Chlamydia    

Celebrity?

531 days ago
24.

ex    

This idiot garvey only did this for media attention and to get an easy settlement. This c u next Tuesday needs to go get a life with her free master degree.

530 days ago
25.

Dave 2Mucheduc     

She is beautiful and probably correct, however, I would like to see verification of the publicity she did for UCLA.

530 days ago
26.

Hell If I Know    

Cyndy is cray cray...as in nuts and has been for years and years. Anybody remember when she threatened to kill Steve and have him taken out? This lady is a wack job who makes Vanessa Bryant look like a real sweetheart.

During the Dodgers heyday, Steve and Cyndy were THE L.A. COUPLE...the were written about constantly, the camera panned to Cyndy sitting in the stands and people often talked about Steve running for political office. Of course, both of these two turned out to be Ken and Barbie frauds, he was a pilandarer on the Kobe Bryant level and she is a card carrying nut job.

530 days ago
27.

HelenaSmithe22    

If you think Anthony`s story is impressive,, a month-ago my sisters mother in-law also earned $7333 just sitting there an eleven hour week from there apartment and their buddy's step-sister`s neighbour did this for nine months and easily made more than $7333 in there spare time at their labtop. use the guide at this address Great60....com

530 days ago
28.

morrie eisenman    

Complete lunatic in my opinion! She used to be my neighbor and did some pretty wacky stuff...

530 days ago
29.

Sandra    

Excuse me, here's an example of someone actually getting screwed by UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. https://fundly.com/sandravgoliath/dashboard

530 days ago
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