Things just got a lot worse for Lori Loughlin and her daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli. In the midst of their ongoing college admissions scandal, court documents reveal the USC student didn’t even fill out her own college applications. And, surprisingly enough, Loughlin didn’t forge the applications for her.
Did Loughlin pay someone to fill out Olivia Jade’s college applications? Find out, ahead.
Lori Loughlin college admissions scandal
If you’ve been following the college admissions scandal, you’re probably well aware of Lori Loughlin’s involvement. To recap, the actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli were two of many wealthy individuals caught for paying big money to William “Rick” Singer, who helped get their children into schools of their choice as fake athletic recruits (Loughin’s daughter was admitted as a rowing athlete), receive special treatments on testing, and so much more.
Both Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 to secure USC admission for their two daughters, Isabella Rose, 20, a sophomore and Olivia Jade, 19, a freshman at the university. The parents were arrested and released on $1 million bond for their role in the college admissions scandal.
Court documents reveal Olivia Jade didn’t fill out her own college applications
According to reports, Olivia Jade was unaware of her parents’ efforts to get her into school. However, she allegedly didn’t do much to get into school. Court documents released by The Atlantic reveal that Loughlin and Giannulli’s youngest daughter didn’t even fill out her own college applications — and might have been aware of the extra help she received.
The report explains that in December 2017, Loughlin emailed “CW-1” (cooperating witness one, aka Rick Singer) requesting guidance on how to complete USC’s admissions applicaiton following Olivia’s provisional acceptance as a recruited athlete. Loughlin copied Giannulli and Oliva on the email. “[Our younger daughter] has not submitted all her colleges [sic] apps and is confused on how to do so. I want to make sure she gets those in as I don’t want to call any attention to [her] with her little friend at [her high school]. Can you tell us how to proceed?” Singer replied and instructed an employee to complete and submit the application for Olivia Jade.
What will happen to Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose?
Several reports state that Loughlin and Giannulli’s daughters were unaware of their parents’ spending and it is unclear whether or not Olivia Jade was copied on Singer’s response regarding the employee filling out her college application.
On the heels of the scandal, both daughters have dropped out of school and fear retaliation and bullying with their names attached to the case. Olivia, a social media influencer, has already faced some negative comments and messages on Instagram and YouTube, where she blogs about her life. She has since disabled comments on her channels.
Online bullying isn’t the only thing Olivia Jade has had to face since the scandal broke. Additionally, some of her sponsors — including Sephora — have dropped the influencer.
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