Olivia Jade Giannulli and her sister in the spotlight amidst a survey of corruption in universities


Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli at West Hollywood last yearCopyright of the image
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Sisters Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli kissed their mother in West Hollywood last year

The daughters of Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were put in the honor while their mother was accused of paying a heavy bribe to get them into a big university.

Ms. Loughlin, the star of the American sitcom Full House, and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among dozens of people accused Tuesday in a scandal of fraud and admissions to the university.

Court documents say the couple "agreed to pay bribes totaling $ 500,000 in return for appointing their two daughters as recruits to the USC [University of Southern California] crew team ".

The authorities claim that none of their daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and her sister Isabella Rose Giannulli, beauty vlogger, were actually part of the rowing team.

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    Lori Loughlin (middle) with her daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli (right) and Isabella Rose Giannulli

    The prosecution document alleges that Ms. Loughlin and Mr. Giannulli lied, claiming that their youngest daughter was helmsman of the LA Marina Club team and provided a photo of her at an oar to justify his application for admission to college.

    But a high school guidance counselor of the sisters noted that none of the girls were participating in rowing and asked if "their requests could contain misleading information".

    After the counselor expressed her concern, Ms. Loughlin wrote to a participant in the alleged scam: "[Our younger daughter] has not submitted all the applications of his colleges and does not know how to do it.

    "I want to make sure that she will get them because I do not want to draw attention to [her] with our boyfriend at [her high school]. Can you tell us how to proceed? "

    Loughlin's youngest daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, was copied to this email, according to investigators.

    The 19-year-old is already no stranger to the controversy.

    A YouTuber, she faced a negative reaction last year when she expressed more interest in partying than studying at USC.

    Before starting her university studies last year, Ms. Giannulli – who had launched her YouTube fashion channel in 2014 – had been surprised by the remarks she had made when discussing her projects after getting her graduating from a private high school in California.

    "I do not know how many [university] I will attend, "said the teenage girl – who calls Olivia Jade – to her viewers. in a video.

    "But I will go and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try to balance everything.

    "But I want to experience the experience of similar game days, to party … I do not really care about [university]as you all know. "

    When some of Mrs. Giannulli 's nearly two million YouTube subscribers called her "privileged," "ignorant," and "spoiled," she backpedaled.

    "I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically," she said on her channel, adding, "I'm really disappointed with myself".

    Last September, she posted sponsored content on Instagram for Amazon Prime from her new USC hosting.

    "Officially a student!" says the cooler. "It's been a few weeks since I moved into my dorm and I love it.

    "I received everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and everything was sent in just two days."

    Ms. Giannulli was subsequently introduced in an article by Teen Vogue – who also strongly connected Amazon Prime – about how she and her roommate decorated their dormitory.

    "I ended up ordering everything at Amazon and I made sure everything was fine with her decor, but I did not have an equal matchy," she told the magazine.

    The influence of social media has launched a clothing collection with Princess Polly's online women's fashion boutique and a makeup palette with the Sephora cosmetics chain.

    Ms Loughlin said last year that she thought it was important that her older daughter, aged 20, continue her education, despite her acting career.

    Isabella Rose Giannulli played alongside her mother in two movies on the Hallmark cable channel, Every Christmas Has a Story and A Christmas House.

    Ms. Loughlin said Salon last August"Well, she's in school and I'm happy, she just finished her first year of university and she loves it and I think she'll graduate.

    "And I just told him:" Look, have a backup plan, get a degree and something else. "

    The social media reaction to Olivia Jade Giannulli was brutal following her mother's indictment.

    "Hey silly what is 2 + 2," wrote a commentator on his Instagram page.