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Lori Loughlin’s daughters, Olivia and Isabella, could be banned from USC forever
Lori Loughlin’s daughters have reportedly dropped out of school at the University of Southern California but now they could be banned from the college, according to a new report.
The Fuller House star and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted in early March and accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to get their two girls Olivia, 19, and Isabella, 20, into USC by playing them off as crew team recruits.
Now the girls could face a misconduct hearing to decide if they should be banned from the school altogether for being “disruptive individuals,” a source told TMZ. The girls can show up for the hearing if they chose, otherwise the decision will be made without any input from them. (According to Vulture, USC insists the Loughlin daughters remain enrolled during this review period.)
Each school involved in the scandal is handling it differently but sources say they are all cooperating with the investigation.
Wake Forrest has decided that its student involved in the scandal will not be punished because she reportedly didn’t know about the bribes. Their head volleyball coach, Bill Ferguson, on the other hand, who allegedly took the bribes is on administrative leave after being charged with racketeering.
It’s hard to tell at this time if Loughlin’s two daughters were aware of the payout to the rowing team. TMZ reports the girls had a photo taken of them attempting to make it look like they were good rowers, however.
Olivia and Isabella are devastated by their parent’s decision, a source told Entertainment Tonight.
While Isabella is upset that she is no longer in school, something she was “far more invested in,” Olivia is devastated that her YouTube vlogger career is suffering.
“She has been passionate about her career and wanted to work and was doing well but that wasn’t enough,” the source told ET.
Since the indictment, she has lost sponsors including Tresemme and Sephora. She even used her admission into the school as a way to make a profit with partners like Amazon who she said helped her get her dorm room supplies.
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Officially a college student! It’s been a few weeks since I moved into my dorm and I absolutely love it. I got everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and had it all shipped to me in just two-days. #ad #primestudent #allonamazon
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Olivia, who has a following of 1.4 million on Instagram alone, has been completely MIA on social media since the charges were filed. But privately, she’s furious at her mom, a source told Us Weekly.
More than 50 people have been indicted as part of these schemes that reportedly included cheating on a standardized test and bribery. The list of those involved includes many influential families and members of Hollywood.
Loughlin and Giannulli head to court on April 3. Their initial appearance was scheduled for March 29 but a judge approved a motion to delay.
This story has been updated.
Elizabeth VanMetre is a reporter based in Wyoming. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and her work has appeared on ETOnline, the New York Daily News, Yahoo Travel, and more. She hosts a local morning show in Wyoming.