The fallout continues following the college admissions cheating scandal that broke earlier this week. In case you missed it or need a refresher, several arrests were made on Monday, for crimes ranging from bribery to conspiracy and honest mail fraud. Dozens of parents, college administrators, test administrators, and college coaches have charged in the scheme. The list of names reads like a Who's Who of wealthy people all over the country. But our attention has been riveted by two name in particular: actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. Most people don't know many of the other names on the list, but those two? Well, we watch them on TV all the time.
Loughlin's daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, students at the University of Southern California (USC) whose spots at the school were secured through their parents' fraud and bribery, have been laying relatively low in the wake of the scandal. We've now learned that both Olivia and Isabella have withdrawn from school, over fears of being bullied for their roles in the scheme.
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli allegedly got their daughters into USC by paying $500,000 to have them accepted at members of the crew team. However, neither of their daughters have ever rowed. In fact, Olivia Jade is a fairly popular influencer in Instagram and YouTube, and even had an endorsement deal with Sephora (the company has since cancelled her contract with them).
In several videos posted on her public, monetized channel, Olivia talks openly about not wanting to go to school, and going the USC to please her parents. It's all kind of a mess, to be honest.
But it looks like Olivia and her sister Isabella don't have to worry about wasting their time at a top tier school anymore! Sources say the sisters have both dropped out of USC, saying that they feared being bullied if they return to campus following spring break. We want to note here that Olivia Jade found out about her parents' arrest when she was on a yacht belonging a USC board of trustees member. So while her crash back down to reality was pretty brutal, it's safe to say she at least enjoyed a little bit of her last college break!
Both Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are out on $1 million bail (each), and are due back in court on March 29. Olivia Jade has disabled comments on her social media channels, although the sponsored Sephora posts are still up. The sisters are planning on laying low for a while, according to sources, and have no plans to enroll in another school in the near future.