Olivia Jade Speaks Out About College Admission Scandal

Luna Dawson

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Olivia Jade, former beauty-influencer and daughter of Full House's Lori Laughlin, had her world flipped upside-down in March 2019 when her parents were arrested for bribing Olivia's way into The University of Southern California.

She lost tons of brand deals and even her own makeup line that was to be sold at Sephora. Her mother is currently serving 2 months in prison followed by 2-years of supervised release, $150,000 fine, and 100 hours of community service.


Her father, Mossimo Giannuli, was sentenced to 5 months in prison, $250,000 fine, and 200 hours of community service. Olivia admitted that she has not spoken to either of her parents since they began their sentences in late October, apparently due to a quarantine period required when you enter prison.

Olivia has been silent on the matter for months, mainly for legal reasons, but has opened up about the scandal on The Red Table Talk hosted by Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

Jada and Willow expressed sympathy towards Olivia's story, wanting to hear her out, but Jada's mom, Adrienne, was understandably not looking forward to the conversation.

"I found it really ironic that she chose three Black women to reach out to for her redemption story. It's bothersome to me on so many levels. Her being here is the epitome of white privilege," Adrianne said.

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Olivia admitted to having significant privilege in her life, saying, "when it was happening it didn't feel wrong. I was in my own little bubble, focusing on my comfortable world, that I never had to look outside of that bubble."

The ladies ended on a high note, even complimenting each other's outfits, but Olivia got serious when she expressed that she wants to leave the scandal "on the table" and move on with her life.