Olivia Jade Giannulli first blamed her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, for pushing her to pursue an education against her will, and now she is blaming them for getting caught in one of the worst college admissions scandals that the nation has ever seen. The 19-year-old YouTube star is refusing to speak to her parents after they were indicted on several charges that include conspiracy to commit mail and honest service mail fraud. Both Loughlin and Giannulli were arrested and later set free after posting a $1 million bond each.
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According to Us Weekly, Olivia Jade Giannulli has reportedly told her close friends that she feels like the biggest victim in this case. Before the scandal made headlines, she often reiterated that she had no interest in school and that she wanted to attend “game days and parties” instead. But now that her parents are facing multiple charges for fraud, the social media influencer has lost several high-profile sponsorship deals from TRESemme and Sephora. She hasn’t posted any Instagram photos or updated her YouTube account in the last several weeks, too.
Giannulli is pointing her finger at both her mom and dad and refuses to speak with them. She blames them for not only the scandal but for the downfall of her career as well. No one wants anything to do with the young influencer or her brand, either.
One insider close to the situation told Us Weekly in an interview, “Now that her endorsement deals have fallen through, she is very upset with her parents. Olivia didn’t even show interest in going to college, she wanted to take time and work on her beauty career, but her parents were the ones who wanted her to get an education.”
Giannulli was also hoping that the scandal would disappear after a week and that she would be able to go back to her normal life again, but that hasn’t been the case. Both Giannulli and her sister, Isabella Giannulli, have been keeping a very low profile at home. They have dropped out of the University of Southern California and haven’t been seen in public for several weeks now.
So far Giannulli herself has not spoken out about the scandal. Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are both due in a Boston courtroom on April 3.