Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli have come under public scrutiny as it’s been revealed they’ve allegedly been a part of a huge, nationwide college admissions cheating scandal!
They’re accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, fraudulently designated as part of the crew team at USC despite the fact neither is involved in the sport. It’s said they went so far as to stage photos of their daughters using rowing exercise machines.
The parents were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. And more than 40 others have been indicted in the bribery scheme, too!
Amid all the fallout, Loughlin and Giannulli’s vlogger daughter Olivia has been on the receiving end of some backlash, as well.
Not only has the freshman in college withdrawn from USC alongside her older sister, but as we previously reported, the young Instagram influencer’s sponsorships are up in the air as Sephora has already dropped their partnership.
According to The Blast, one more company has cut ties over the controversy:
“TRESemme is no longer working with Olivia Jade Giannulli.”
Yikes! It’s unclear whether the 19-year-old was aware of her parents’ alleged scheme, or actively participated in it, but she’s certainly feeling the consequences!
With the backlash continuing for Olivia Jade AND Lori, who was just dropped by Hallmark, the teen’s past interviews have also come under the microscope.
Only days before the cheating controversy came to light, the teen sat down for a chat with the Zach Sang Show, which was posted on March 8.
Talking about her fashion designer father, candidly revealed Mossimo had a college scam of his own while growing up:
“He didn’t come from a lot so it’s cool to see that he built it all himself. He, like, built his whole entire brand and he wasn’t actually, like, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say this, ever enrolled in college. But he, like, faked his way through it and then he started his whole business with tuition money that his parents thought was going to college. That’s, like, such a different time. I don’t know if I was supposed to say that, but it’s okay.”
She’s prob regretting spilling the tea on that one!
But it only got more awkward as the YouTuber also talked about the college application process, saying:
“It’s the coolest thing getting DMs from girls being like ‘I’m applying to college right now, what did you do?’ It’s fun!”
Olivia Jade revealed:
“Mostly my parents wanted me to go because both of them didn’t go to college. I’m so happy they made me go. That sounds so terrible, they didn’t make me. My sister goes to the same school and we are pretty much inseparable, so it was nice following in her footsteps in a little bit. I do like it.”
This is all so cringe-worthy now! You can watch the full interview (below) as she also speaks about her now-dropped Sephora collection and more:
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