It's been a little over a week since news of the college admissions scandal broke. Dozens of high-profile parents, coaches, and college administrators around the country were arrested and face charges stemming from their participation in the whole mess. But most of the media attention has been focused on a few key players in the scheme. Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among the parents who were arrested, and the news shocked everyone. Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 to inflate her daughter's SAT scores and get her admitted into college. Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli ponied up a bit more, allegedly paying $500,000 to get their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California.
Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade were both accepted at USC as rowers, despite having never played the sport. Fallout was swift and merciless; Loughlin was fired from the Hallmark Channel and Netflix, and Olivia Jade lost several lucrative deals with sponsors. Both Olivia and Isabella have dropped out of USC (although they likely would have had their admission rescinded in light of the scandal). Now, we're learning that Olivia Jade is starting to move beyond shock and embarrassment - she's reportedly livid at her parents and blames them for ruining everything.
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We don't know how much Isabella and Olivia knew about what their parents were up to with their college crimes. It seems far-fetched that they had no idea, though. After all, Olivia posed for photos as a crew member, even though she never rowed crew. But now that her sponsorships are dropping like flies, it seems as though Olivia is blaming her parents. She was a fairly successful Instagram and YouTube influencer, with partnerships with companies like Tresemme and Sephora.
But she's been dropped by both of those companies, and has left school out of embarrassment and a fear of being bullied. Sources say that while Olivia was initially shocked by the events, that shock has turned to anger. She blames her parents for ruining her business and brand, and is especially peeved since she never wanted to go to college in the first place. She had a burgeoning career as an influencer, and that's all been tarnished by her parents' illegal actions. Isabella, who is not an influencer, is reportedly more upset about not being able to return to college.
We can definitely see why the girls would be upset, and even angry, at their parents. Assuming of course that they had no idea what was going on. Loughlin, for her part, doesn't seem to think what she did was a big deal. Sources say she saw her actions as a means to an end, and she didn't seem to believe there was anything wrong with what she was doing. We wonder if she sees how wrong is was now.