Lori Laughlin’s daughter became famous on Instagram and YouTube, but now fans (and Sephora) are turning on her.
Fake water polo players, fake SAT scores, and some very real allegations of bribery: These are only some of the wild stories that have surfaced this week from a massive college admissions fraud case, in which wealthy parents were discovered to have been committing fraud to get their kids into elite universities.
The FBI investigation, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues,” has resulted in the indictment of 50 people, including Lori Loughlin, the actress best known for her role as Aunt Becky on Full House.
Loughlin is married to Mossimo Giannulli, the founder of a multi-billion fashion company called Mossimo that was a popular streetwear brand in the ’90s and used to be sold at Target. They have been accused of paying $500,000 to ensure that their two daughters were admitted to the University of Southern California. Loughlin was taken into custody, but has since been freed on a $1 million bond.
One of the figures to emerge at the center of this scandal is the couple’s younger daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli. The 19-year-old has been a student at USC since fall 2018 and was already well known in some online circles as a social media influencer.