Olivia Jade, a popular YouTuber with nearly 2 million subscribers, is suddenly at the center of massive controversy, and even legal trouble, after her mother, actress Lori Loughlin, allegedly paid bribes of $500,000 to get her daughter into a prestigious college. The university didn't mention any specific penalties, but did take note that numerous current students that may have been involved could have been minors during the scandal, which could change things. A USC statement says officials will also conduct a case-by-case review of current students and graduates tied to the allegations. "We will make informed, appropriate decisions once those reviews have been completed". Instead, they'll be immediately out of the running for admission.
All University of Southern California applicants who are connected to the alleged admissions cheating scheme will be denied admission, university spokesman Gary Polakovic said Wednesday. "Your parents' actions robbed a student from a position at this university".
Again, the criminal allegations aren't falling on Giannulli, and she should't be blamed for the fact that she's not in love with college, but it certainly begs the question as to why Loughlin went to such great lengths to allegedly get her daughter into a school that she could care less about.
"Hmm, I wonder if Sephora is going to remove Olivia Jade makeup product or do they endorse cheaters?" one Twitter user wondered in agreement.
In a statement, USC said that it will deal with the scam on a case-by-case basis for each student.
As previously reported, Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were arrested for their alleged involvement in a college admissions cheating scam. "I think they did fine, ' Olivia said on the Zach Sang Show, before joking that her parents were 'hypocrites".More news: New Italian law requires students to be vaccinated or face repercussions
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Loughlin, best known for her role on Full House (and Netflix's Fuller House revival), on Wednesday turned herself in to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in advance of a court hearing. She's was released after posting $250,000 bail.
Huffman was one of several charged who appeared in court on Tuesday before being released on bonds.
The sums that authorities say the accused parents paid in bribes would, for many, finance a college education many times over. Prosecutors said those claims were false as neither of the Gianulli sisters is a member of the university's rowing team.
"Mostly my parents really wanted me to go because both of them didn't go to college".
Much of the indictment revolves around William Rick Singer, the founder of a for-profit college counseling and preparation business known as The Key. I never over-scheduled my kids. In return, college entrance exam scores for their children were altered or their children were designated as athletic recruits to some of the school's top universities including Stanford, Yale, Georgetown and USC.