As new information in the college admissions scandal continue to unfold, a recent report claims that actress Lori Loughlin’s daughter, social media influencer Olivia Jade, allegedly didn’t even fill out her own college application for the University of Southern California (USC).
In the 204-page affidavit in support of a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court in Boston last Tuesday, authorities detail an email allegely sent from Loughlin to Rick Singer, the ringleader of the college admissions scheme who has since pleaded guilty to multiple charges, alleges that an employee of Key Worldwide Foundation, the charity responsible for the scam, completed the application, The Atlantic reports.
“On or about December 12, 2017, Laughlin e-mailed [Singer], copying Giannulli (Loughlin’s husband) and their younger daughter, to request guidance on how to complete the formal USC application in the wake of her daughter’s provisional acceptance as a recruited athlete,” the affidavit states.
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“[Our younger daughter] has not submitted all her colleges [sic] apps and is confused on how to do so,” Loughlin wrote, per the affidavit. “I want to make sure she gets those in, as I don’t want to call any attention to [her] with her little friend at [her high school]. Can you tell us how to proceed?”
According to the affidavit, Singer “responded by directing an employee to submit the applications” on behalf of Olivia Jade.
The application was part of an elaborate admissions scheme, where Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 to get their two daughters into USC by having them “designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew.”
The affidavit claims that Loughlin and Giannulli had their two daughters pose as coxswains for a local crew team and on rowing machines, People reports.
In November 2017, Olivia Jade was admitted to USC.
“This is wonderful news,” Loughlin allegedly wrote. Singer replied, “Please continue to keep hush hush till March.” Loughlin agreed to, per the affidavit.
Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella, have decided to not return to USC.