Former Full House star Lori Loughin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been charged with agreeing to pay bribes to help their two daughters gain admission into the University of Southern California (USC). The couple were a part of a huge indictment accusing celebrities of engaging in a college exam cheating plot.
The couple's daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, is a prominent social media influencer with nearly two million YouTube subscribers. She used her status as a student at USC to advance her online career.
She shared the benefits of using Prime Student. "Officially a college student! It’s been a few weeks since I moved into my dorm and I absolutely love it. I got everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and had it all shipped to me in just two-days," she wrote on Instagram.
Last August, she posted a video on YouTube addressing her fears about coming to college. "I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend... I do want the experience of like game days, partying… I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know," she explained.
After receiving backlash for the post, she apologized for the video. The teen said, "A lot of people like to attack me for the way I've grown up because it's really different from a lot of people, and so anything I say that's remotely ignorant or bratty or something that I genuinely don't mean, it gets so much backlash."
YouTube will always be my #1 passion. I promise I’d way rather be filming 24/7 than sitting in 6 hours of classes straight but an education is also super important to me so thank u for ur patience and letting me figure out time management . Ily bbs— Olivia Jade (@oliviajadee) February 6, 2019
Thinking about all the black, brown, & low-income students who arrive at college & who are made to feel as if they don't deserve to be there, while so many wealthy students have their parents essentially buy their way into these schools & rarely experience the same skepticism.— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) March 12, 2019
a good day to remember that there are black and brown parents who are sitting in prison today because they listed a relative’s address as their own for the chance of their child receiving an adequate public school education— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) March 12, 2019
wow, turns out that money was the real Affirmative Action all along!— gamer wife (@bijanstephen) March 12, 2019
The college said it is "conducting an international investigation and will take employment actions as appropriate."
Here is USC’s statement regarding the college admissions investigation: pic.twitter.com/IwZUuWfWA5— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) March 12, 2019
Dozens of parents were charged in an alleged conspiracy to get their children enrolled in top colleges, CNN reports.
Olivia Jade's father appeared in federal court and was issued $1 million bond. He was also ordered to surrender his passport and limit his travel to the United States only. Giannulli, along with his wife, Loughlin, has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, the news network alleges.
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