Two sisters allegedly admitted to the University of Southern California under false pretenses after their famous mom paid a scammer hundreds of thousands of dollars have dropped out of the school amid increasing scrutiny.
According to Page Six, 19-year-old Olivia Jade and 20-year-old Isabella Rose are the daughters of actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who have been accused of illegally influencing the college admission process. The suspects have since been released on $1 million bond each.
Sources cited by TMZ said the students are afraid they would be “viciously bullied” if they returned to campus and have decided to quit school. Their parents reportedly support the move.
The younger sibling, a social media personality, earned negative media attention in the wake of the public allegations against her parents. Olivia Jade was reportedly a passenger aboard a yacht owned by a member of the USC board of trustees at the time the news broke.
In the hours that followed, video surfaced in which she boasted that she looked forward only to the parties and “experience” of college but otherwise didn’t “really care about school.”
According to one source, the sisters weren’t even pushing to get into USC, claiming their dad insisted that they attend a school other than Arizona State University.
Neither sibling has immediate plans to apply for any other university, instead preferring to “lay low” until the negative attention dies down.
[Featured image: Isabella Rose Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade Giannulli/zz/GOTPAP/STAR MAX/IPx 2017 3/23/17]