Lori Loughlin has pleaded not guilty to charges brought against her in the college bribery scam, including money laundering and conspiring to commit fraud. As she prepares for a battle court over the coming months, her daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, is reportedly trying to get re-admitted to USC.
“Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC,” a source told Us Weekly. “She didn’t get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in.” Shortly after the scandal was made public, USC released a statement about how they planned to handle the situation:
USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme. This prevents the students from registering for classes (until they have agreed to participate in the review of their case), withdrawing from the university, or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review. Following these case-by-case reviews, we will take the proper action related to each student’s status, up to revoking admission or expulsion.
While one insider claims the 19-year-old YouTuber/Influencer wants to continue her education at USC, another source close the situation says Olivia Jade actually wants to manipulate the situation in order to fix her image. “She knows [USC' won’t let her in, so she’s hoping this info gets out,” the insider explained. “She wants to come out looking like she’s changed, learned life lessons and is growing as a person, so she for sure wants people to think she is interested in her education.”
While Olivia Jade attempts to appeal to USC, her mother and father face up to forty years behind bars. The minimum sentence they face is about five years.