While it’s still unclear if the dozens of teens tied to the college admissions bribery scandal knew what their parents were allegedly doing for the sake of an excellent education, the most high-profile student of the scam’s aftermath, Olivia Jade, might have actually known quite a bit. According to a new report in People, the popular influencer daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli was reportedly aware of the grander scheme of what her parents were conjuring. “She would have never gone along with it if she thought this would happen. Her thing is that she trusted her parents,” a source told People. “Olivia is still distraught and embarrassed. She hasn’t been home much. She is very angry with her parents. She just wants to figure out how she can rebuild her brand.”
Previously, court documents outlined how Loughlin and Giannulli sent photos of their daughters on ergometers as part of their applications to University of Southern California, despite the fact that neither child had ever rowed competitively. Jade was also cc’ed on emails with her parents and Rick Singer, who co-founded and operated the college counseling company. She and her sister would ultimately get into USC as crew team recruits.
Jade has not been spotted at USC since the scandal broke last month, although the university is insisting she and her sister, Isabella, are still enrolled. She has also lost numerous partnerships with beauty companies in the weeks since, which include Sephora, TRESemmé, and Estée Lauder. As for her parents, Loughlin and Giannulli made their first court appearance in Boston on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing, where they have been indicted on felony charges to commit mail fraud. They did not enter a plea.