Olivia Jade, influencer and daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, has finally decided to speak on her college admissions fraud scandal. Jade decided to speak out on the show “Red Table Talk,” telling viewers as seen in the previews of the interview that, “I’ve watched the show and I think you guys are all amazing and it feels really safe. But it also feels honest and it feels like we’re going to all lay it out here and it’s going to be an open conversation.” Also shown in the sneak peek of the interview is Jade telling the audience that she fully understands both the criticism she and her family are facing, as well as the severity of the situation.
Earlier this year, Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of committing fraud with their daughters’ college admissions process. The two allegedly arranged a total payment of $500,000 to get their daughters, Olivia Jade, 21, and Isabella Rose, 22, admitted into USC as athletes on the crew team, although neither had ever played the sport. Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and Giannulli pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and to honest services wire and mail fraud.
Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison and fined $150,000, as well as given the requirement of completing two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Giannulli on the other hand, was sentenced to five months in prison, fined $250,000 and given the requirements of completing two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service. The two are currently serving their prison sentences, however Loughlin is expected to be released by Christmas.