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. "I think they did fine, ' Olivia said on the Zach Sang Show, before joking that her parents were 'hypocrites".
Prosecutors allege the couple paid $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as crew-team recruits at the University of Southern California, even though neither is a rower. She was released later on a $1 million bond but is permitted to travel to Canada to film a movie.
The U.S. college admissions scandal that erupted this week has spawned lawsuits accusing rich, well-connected parents and prestigious schools of conspiring to admit those parents' children at the expense of the less affluent.
The original tip that led to uncovering the college scandal stemmed from an unrelated securities fraud probe into Morrie Tobin, a Los Angeles resident who prosecutors said engaged in "pump-and-dump" stock market schemes, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
University of Texas officials say the allegations "do not reflect our admissions process".
She posted a video to her YouTube channel on the day she was due to start college past year, saying: 'I don't know how much of school I'm gonna attend.
Olivia Jade Giannulli has been a student at the University of Southern California as of the fall of 2018. Olivia has made controversial comments about college in the past, saying she "didn't care about school" and "wanted to go to parties and game days".
One company, HP, has already cut its ties with the 19-year-old.
"She's more than just a regular influencer - she has that celebrity hook with her", Cartin said.
Best known for her role on TV's "Desperate Housewives", Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to Singer's fake charity, the Key Worldwide Foundation, to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the SATs, the complaint says.
The defendants in that case include Singer and accused parents, including "Desperate Housewives" actor Felicity Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli, and TPG Capital private equity partner William McGlashan Jr., who was sacked by the firm on Thursday. None of the other brands or companies Variety reached out to responded to requests for comment as of press time.
A handful of elite universities were named as the targets for the fraud.
But public humiliation and potential college explosion (not to mention the possibility of jail time) aren't the only ways in which the stars are being affected as Olivia, the faux-rowing daughter of theFull House star, has had her brand severely damaged and she stands to lose a lotta bucks from the scandal.