Lifestyle influencer Olivia Giannulli is the youngest daughter of TV star Lori Loughlin and clothing company founder Mossimo Giannulli. But she’s also been caught up in a bombshell college admissions scandal, with her parents charged with fraudulent activity to get her into school. Here’s everything that’s come out about Olivia’s involvement.
In recent years, Giannulli has grown a social media brand for herself under the name Olivia Jade, boasting nearly 2 million YouTube subscribers and 1.3 million followers on Instagram. But while she certainly has a passion for beauty and fashion, Olivia is not as big a fan of higher learning.
In 2017, while still in high school, she tweeted with exasperation that she hated school.
For the most part, it’s a relatable sentiment, and nothing out of the ordinary. Olivia kept her education going after high school, being accepted into the University of Southern California, where she enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 2018. But that development is coming under extra scrutiny thanks to her parents’ involvement in a nationwide college admissions scheme that allegedly benefited Olivia and her older sister, getting them into USC via a very shady side door.
In March 2019, Olivia’s celebrity parents were scooped up in an FBI investigation called “Operation Varsity Blues,” which has been described as the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. The scandal entangled nearly 50 people, including actress Felicity Huffman and several high-powered executives and CEOs who allegedly paid millions of dollars worth of bribes to get their children into elite colleges across the country.
According to court documents, Loughlin and Giannulli,
“[…] agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team despite the fact that they did not participate in crew thereby facilitating their admission to USC.” Keep watching the video to find out what’s come out about Lori Loughlin’s daughter!
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Six-figure bribes | 1:05
Fraud and fakery | 1:54
Pushed toward school | 2:46
Her fans called her out | 3:26
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