By Sasha Savitsky
Published March 15, 2019
Lori Loughlin's daughters are still enrolled in the University of Southern California (USC) amid their parents' involvement in a nationwide college admissions scandal, despite a report that Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, the daughters of Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, had decided to leave USC to avoid backlash over the charges against their parents for allegedly bribing their kids' way into the prestigious school.
"We have confirmed that both Olivia Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli still are enrolled," the university told Fox News Friday. "USC is conducting a case-by-case review for current students and graduates that may be connected to the scheme alleged by the government and will make informed decisions as those reviews are completed."
Loughlin and her husband were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said.
The "Full House" actress and her spouse are accused of agreeing to pay $500,000 in bribes to have their two daughters designated as recruits for the USC crew team — though neither child had participated in the sport.
Reports said earlier this week that Olivia Jade, a popular beauty and lifestyle YouTuber, was spending spring break on USC's Board of Trustees chairman Rick Caruso's yacht in the Bahamas when her parents were accused of involvement in the college admissions scheme.
"My daughter and a group of students left for spring break prior to the government's announcement yesterday," Caruso told TMZ Wednesday. "Once we became aware of the investigation, the young woman decided it would be in her best interests to return home."
In the midst of her mother's charges, Olivia has lost some of the lucrative brand-sponsorship deals she had landed over the years.
Sephora told Fox News Thursday it officially ended its partnership with Olivia.
"After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately,” a representative for the brand confirmed to us.
The young social media starlet boasts a following of 1.4 million on Instagram and two million on YouTube.
Her mother, Loughlin, has also suffered careerwise since her arrest. On Thursday, a rep for Crown Media – the umbrella group that includes the Hallmark Channel – confirmed to Fox News that the company cut all ties with the 54-year-old star.