Lori Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, reportedly knew how her mum secured her college place
28th May 2019
Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been front and centre of the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history involving a number of parents who have been accused of securing their children places in prestigious colleges by admissions fraud.
In the case of Loughlin and Giannulli, the couple have, per The Cut, pleaded not guilty to the charges they’ve been indicted for — “charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering”.
The couple allegedly paid US$500,000 to William ‘Rick’ Singer to secure places for their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella, at the University of Southern California by having them designated as “crew recruits”, despite the fact neither girl is a rower.
actress Felicity Huffman has also been caught in the college scandal for allegedly helping her daughter, Sofia Grace Macy, get into college via Rick Singer’s scheme, but has agreed to plead guilty to the fraud charges and in a statement said her daughter knew nothing about her actions.
Until now it was uncertain if Loughlin and Giannulli’s daughters knew of their parents’ alleged actions to secure admission to college. However, according to a new source, Olivia Jade, who is a beauty influencer, knew all about the scam.
“Olivia fully knew what her parents did to get her into USC, but didn’t think there was anything wrong with it,” a source told Us Weekly. “She didn’t get into any other California schools.”
Olivia Jade, 19, has been the most visible of the college kids caught up in the scam thanks to her social media profile, and the influencer even lost a number of sponsorship deals over the scam, including a Sephora deal. But, Us Weekly reports Olivia Jade is keen to get back to her life as an influencer. “Olivia has been emotional in the midst of all this and definitely wants to make a comeback and still wants to be a beauty influencer,” Us Weekly reports a source said.
But, getting back to her life as an influencer may not be happening any time soon if it turns out that Olivia Jade and/or her sister, Isabella, knew about the scheme. reports a lawyer revealed to the publication that the girls may be “forced” to testify in court against their parents if they were aware of the alleged bribes.