Lori Loughlin’s daughters Olivia Jade (and Bella Giannulli) admitted that the media attention received by their mother during the scandal involving college admissions was “frustrating”.
Olivia Jade (22) and Bella (23), opened up to Olivia about the consequences of college admissions scandals on their family in a recent episode Olivia Jade’s podcast “Conversations”
Bella said to Olivia that the worst part about the whole episode was seeing how awful the media had been for her and her mother.
Olivia Jade stated that Loughlin was the one who took the most heat, even though other families were involved in the scandal.
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“Even though I also was getting dragged negatively, it didn’t nearly affect me as much as seeing mom having all this thrown on her,” Olivia said. This whole situation was on her shoulders, she said. There are a lot of people that were in this case, and a lot of other parents, and I do not know one other person’s name.”
The 57-year old actressMossimo Giannulli and his wife were charged with paying $500,000 in bribes in order to obtain their daughters’ admissions at the University of Southern California, as rowing recruits.
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Loughlin & Giannulli eventually pleaded guilty the charges wire fraud.
In the following: Plea agreement, Loughlin agreed to serve two months in prison and pay a $150,000 fine, along with two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Giannulli accepted a $250,000 penalty, along with two years of supervision release and 250 hours community service. In addition to his five-month sentence.
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Loughlin and Giannulli were released in December.
They seem to have moved on with their lives. Loughlin was back at Hallmark to play the role of “When Hope Calls The Heart”, a spinoff of “When Calls The Heart”. Olivia Jade was cast on season 30 of Dancing with the Stars and launched her podcast.