Lori Loughlin arrested in college admissions scandal

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Olivia Jade, 19, and her sister, 20-year-old Isabella Rose, have chose to withdraw from USC days after their parents, "Fuller House" star Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were charged for allegedly paying the girls' way into the school, TMZ reported. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid college officials $500,000 to help Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella Rose, get into the University of Southern California.

The Giannullis allegedly bribed sports recruiters to have their daughters accepted into the school as crew athletes, even though they didn't play the sport.

"We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admissions process", Hallmark Cards Inc., parent company of the Crown Media Family Networks group that includes the Hallmark Channel, said in a statement.

Actors Dave Coulier (L) and Lori Loughlin speak onstage during the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at The Barker Hanger on April 10, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

Olivia Jade has attended USC since late 2018, but now her place at the school has been thrown into question.


Loughlin did not appear in court on Tuesday because she was filming a movie in Vancouver at the time of Giannulli's arrest.

On Thursday, Hallmark Channel issued a statement distancing itself from Loughlin, who was arrested on Wednesday and charged with multiple iterations of mail fraud. Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, has 1.9 million YouTube followers and 1.3 million Instagram followers, and regularly posts about life in university, as well as sponsored content and make-up tutorials.

She also has a YouTube channel on which she stated her social media career wouldn't allow much time for academics, adding she was really only going to school to party, because, "I don't really care about school, as all you guys know".

'But I'm gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all.

Giannulli allegedly wrote in an email to the scam's ringleader William Singer: "I have some concerns and want to fully understand the game plan and make sure we have a roadmap for success as it relates to (our daughter) and getting her into a school other than ASU!"


Reportedly, the Giannulli girls never really wanted to go to USC, and only wanted to attend college because of the social atmosphere.

Giannulli founded the Mossimo brand with $100,000 borrowed from his father, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Loughlin's representatives did not immediately respond to Mashable's requests for comment. "She is in school and I'm glad".

Other parents named in court documents included a variety of chief executives along with real estate professionals and top attorneys on both coasts.


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