The couple, along with over 40 others, has been accused of paying thousands of dollars to get their children into prestigious universities like the University of Southern California, Yale, and more.
Specifically, Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to have their daughters admitted to USC on rowing scholarships, despite their girls never participating in rowing activities before.
Giannulli faking his way through college
Fans of both the designer and Loughlin were shocked to find out that the parents had lied to get their children into school, but days before the news broke, their daughter Olivia Jade alluded to the fact that lying about education may be nothing new for the family.
“He didn’t come from a lot so it’s cool to see that he built it all himself,” she said of her father on the Zach Sang Show. “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.”
What’s even worse is that Jade had recently become a go-to source for girls applying to
“It’s the coolest thing getting DMs from girls being like ‘I’m applying to college right now, what did you do?’ she said on the show. “It’s fun!”
She even revealed that it was her parents who pressured her to go to school.
“Mostly my parents wanted me to go because both of them didn’t go to college,” she continued. “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.”
Olivia Jade’s partying ways
The YouTube star has also been under fire after a video of her saying that she was only in school to party resurfaced.
“I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend but I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all,” she said while answering fan questions. “But I do want the experience of like game days, partying…I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.”
Once she started receiving backlash from people calling her privelaged, she retracted her statement.
“I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically,” she said in a
Since her parents’ arrests, both Olivia Jade and her sister Isabella Rose have dropped out of USC.
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