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Lori Loughlin's daughter says her parents forced her to go to college



Lori Loughlin's YouTube star daughter said her parents forced her to go to college and her designer father 'faked his way through college' by using money meant for tuition to start his business

  • Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, has come under fire ever since her parents were charged for paying $500,000 to get her into USC in a cheating scheme
  • The YouTube star has since faced backlash for 'ignorant' comments she has made about college 
  • In an interview just last week, Olivia admitted that she only went to college because her parents forced her
  • Olivia also spoke about how her dad inspired her and revealed that he had 'faked' his way through college by using tuition money to start his fashion business
  • Giannulli used the family's Bel Air mansion as collateral to make bail on Tuesday
  • Loughlin turned herself in to the FBI on Wednesday morning and is scheduled for a court appearance in the afternoon 

By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:34 EDT, 13 March 2019 | Updated: 17:19 EDT, 13 March 2019

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The YouTube star daughter of actress Lori Loughlin admitted just last week that her parents forced her to go to college and that her father 'faked his way' through school by using tuition money to start his design business. 

Olivia Jade Giannulli has been slammed ever since her parents were charged Tuesday for paying $500,000 to get her and her 20-year-old sister Isabella into the University of Southern California.

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly paid to have their two daughters labeled as USC crew team recruits, even though neither of them are rowers. 

Olivia has since come under fire for 'ignorant' comments she has made about college, including an interview just last week in which she admitted that she only went to college because her parents forced her. 

Olivia Jade Giannulli, who is the 19-year-old daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, admitted in an interview last week that her parents forced her to go to college
Olivia Jade Giannulli, who is the 19-year-old daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, admitted in an interview last week that her parents forced her to go to college

Olivia Jade Giannulli, who is the 19-year-old daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, admitted in an interview last week that her parents forced her to go to college

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'Mostly my parents really wanted me to go because both of them didn't go to college... I think they did fine,' Olivia said on the Zach Sang Show, before joking that her parents were 'hypocrites'. 

'I'm so happy they made me go, that sounds so terrible. They didn't make me. My sister goes to the same school and we're pretty much inseparable.' 

Later in that same interview, Olivia spoke about how her dad inspired her and revealed that he had 'faked' his way through college. 

'He, like, built his whole entire brand and he wasn't actually, like - I don't know if I'm supposed to say this - ever enrolled in college,' she said. 

'But he, like, faked his way through it and then he started his whole business with tuition money that his parents thought was going to college. That's, like, such a different time. I don't know if I was supposed to say that, but it's okay. 

'So he started Mossimo then and it sold to Target. He was a baller.' 

Lori Loghlin and Mossimo Giannulli in 2008
Lori Loghlin and Mossimo Giannulli in 2008
Mossimo Giannulli leaving court
Mossimo Giannulli leaving court

Olivia - who started at USC in September - admitted in an interview last week that her father Mossimo Giannulli (right leaving court) had 'faked' his way through college. Both her parents are charged in the college admissions scheme   

Olivia started attending classes at at the University of Southern California last year. She is pictured with her parents following her high school graduation
Olivia started attending classes at at the University of Southern California last year. She is pictured with her parents following her high school graduation

Olivia started attending classes at at the University of Southern California last year. She is pictured with her parents following her high school graduation

The 19-year-old has also cashed in on being student during her brief time at USC. She posted sponsored content for Amazon Prime on her Instagram account (above) in September that featured an image of her inside her USC dorm room
The 19-year-old has also cashed in on being student during her brief time at USC. She posted sponsored content for Amazon Prime on her Instagram account (above) in September that featured an image of her inside her USC dorm room

The 19-year-old has also cashed in on being student during her brief time at USC. She posted sponsored content for Amazon Prime on her Instagram account (above) in September that featured an image of her inside her USC dorm room

Olivia has come under fire for comments she has made about her education, which people have said proves she's 'ignorant' and 'spoiled'
Olivia has come under fire for comments she has made about her education, which people have said proves she's 'ignorant' and 'spoiled'

Olivia has come under fire for comments she has made about her education, which people have said proves she's 'ignorant' and 'spoiled'

Olivia has previously made controversial comments when she revealed to her two million YouTube followers that she didn't 'really care about school' but wanted to experience 'game days and partying'.

She posted a video to her YouTube channel on the day she was due to start college last year, saying: 'I don't know how much of school I'm gonna attend. 

'But I'm gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying… I don't really care about school, as you guys all know.' 

She was forced to apologize several days later after her viewers slammed her for being 'ignorant' and 'spoiled'. 

The 19-year-old has also cashed in on being student during her brief time at USC. 

She posted sponsored content for Amazon Prime on her Instagram account in September that featured an image of her inside her USC dorm room.

'Officially a college student! It's been a few weeks since I moved into my dorm and I absolutely love it. I got everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and had it all shipped to me in just two-days,' the post read.  

Critics also questioned Olivia's commitment to her education
Critics also questioned Olivia's commitment to her education
She faced backlash last year for saying she didn't 'really care about school'
She faced backlash last year for saying she didn't 'really care about school'

Critics also questioned Olivia's commitment to her education after she faced backlash last year for saying she didn't 'really care about school' but wanted to experience 'game days and partying'

Lori Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli's Bel Air mansion still had a USC flag waving proudly outside on Tuesday after the pair were charged in a plot to help wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into universities
Lori Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli's Bel Air mansion still had a USC flag waving proudly outside on Tuesday after the pair were charged in a plot to help wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into universities

Lori Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli's Bel Air mansion still had a USC flag waving proudly outside on Tuesday after the pair were charged in a plot to help wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into universities

As news of the charges broke on Tuesday, the USC Trojans flag could still be seen waving (bottom right of frame) outside their 10-bedroom mansion overlooking Bel Air Country Club
As news of the charges broke on Tuesday, the USC Trojans flag could still be seen waving (bottom right of frame) outside their 10-bedroom mansion overlooking Bel Air Country Club

As news of the charges broke on Tuesday, the USC Trojans flag could still be seen waving (bottom right of frame) outside their 10-bedroom mansion overlooking Bel Air Country Club

As news of the charges broke on Tuesday, a USC Trojans flag could still be seen waving outside her parent's 10-bedroom mansion overlooking Bel Air Country Club.

Loughlin and Giannulli, who have been married since 1997, listed the property for sale for a whopping $35 million back in 2017. Giannulli used their house as collateral to make bail on Tuesday. 

Loughlin turned herself in to the FBI on Wednesday morning and is scheduled for a court appearance in the afternoon. 

Her parents were two of the 50 parents and coaches charged on Tuesday in a plot to get their children into schools including Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest and Yale.

The scheme involved parents paying bribes of between $100,000 to $2.5 million to get their children into these elite schools.  

In many instances, authorities said the children were unaware that their parents had paid these bribes.

Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman was also charged as part of the scheme.

Most of those charged either paid to get higher SAT scores or faked an athletic resume that, with the participation of a bribed college coach, helped the children get accepted to a college as a team's recruit.  

Federal prosecutors in Boston charged William 'Rick' Singer, 58, with running the racketeering scheme through his Edge College & Career Network. His network served a roster of clients including actresses and chief executives. 

 

 

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