Lori Loughlin's Daughters Drop Out of College In Light of Bribery Scandal

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Lori Loughlin (C) and her daughters Isabella Giannulli (L) and Olivia Giannulli (R)
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It looks like the day of reckoning is here for a certain Hollywood family. One day after news hit Hallmark is cutting ties with Lori Loughlin in response to her involvement in a college admissions scam, it looks like her children are bowing out of the very institution she allegedly did what she could (illegally) to get them in. Lori Loughlin's daughters are dropping out of college as more revelations about their mom's scandal come to light.

  • Isabella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, are reportedly leaving USC in fear of being bullied.

    Lori Loughlin (C) and her daughters Isabella Rose (L) and Olivia Jade Giannulli (R)
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    Page Six reports the Fuller House star's daughters are withdrawing from the University of Southern California, with a source noting it's because they're afraid of being "viciously bullied."

    What's interesting is that a court paper notes Olivia and Isabella didn't even want to go to the California institution but that their father, Mossimo founder Mossimo Giannulli, pushed for his daughters to get "into a school other than [Arizona State University]."


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  • Their decision comes days after news broke Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were indicted in an alleged college scam.

    Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin
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    Lori, who flew back to California from Canada to turn herself in, posted a $1 million bond after appearing in federal court on Wednesday. Her husband, Mossimo, also posted a bond for the same amount one day prior.

  • Reportedly, they paid $500,000 as a bribe to get their daughters into USC.

    Lori Loughlin
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    Lori and her husband gave the $500,000 in the scam to make it look as if Isabella and Olivia were recruits for the USC crew team -- even though they never associated with it. Mossimo even went as far as to send a photo of Isabella on a rowing machine to William "Rick" Singer, the alleged mastermind behind this college admission scam, to further paint the facade.

  • Welp, it's quite clear people have lots to say about the matter ... and sympathy and understanding aren't in the cards.

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    Looking at these comments, folks aren't here for this family and quite frankly don't feel bad about the consequences that come from the decision to participate in a scam.

  • Yeah ... we don't know what to say.

    Bullying in any shape or form is not okay. It's one thing to feel a certain way about what's happened, but another for people to go out of their way and go after someone.

    That aside, it's probably best Olivia and Isabella leave USC as they were admitted to the institution under false pretenses that probably shouldn't be ignored.

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