What goes around comes around? Olivia Jade Giannulli is yearning to go back to college — even though her academic status is on hiatus amid the nationwide college admissions scandal — multiple sources told Us Weekly.
“Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC,” the source divulged to the outlet. “She didn’t get officially kicked out, and she is begging the school to let her back in.”
However, the 19-year-old isn’t in denial. “She knows they won’t let her in, so she’s hoping this info gets out,” a second insider revealed. “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.”
On April 8, the University of Southern California released a statement explaining they were conducting a “case-by-case review” of any student who was allegedly involved in the wrongdoing. “USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme,” the college wrote in a statement. “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.”
The declaration continued, “Among many factors investigators could consider in reviewing each case are any developments in the criminal cases, including plea deals by parents. Following these case-by-case reviews, we will take the proper action related to each student’s status, up to revoking admission or expulsion.”
Just two months ago, the YouTuber learned that her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, were allegedly involved in a nationwide college admissions scandal. Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, were arrested in March after they allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters, Isabella, 20, and Olivia designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.” The duo was later released from jail on $1 million bond.
Both parents pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and money laundering on April 15. When they made their court appearance on April 3, they learned they could face up to 20 years in federal prison, 3 years probation and a $250,000 fine.