Olivia Jade Giannulli may lose her eligibility as a student at the University of Southern California because of her parents' purported involvement in an elaborate, nationwide college admissions bribing scam.
News of the scam broke on Monday, and authorities charged dozens of people from affluent backgrounds in connection with the scheme.
Those involved in the scam include parents, college coaches, administrators, and more. About 50 people were charged in connection with the scheme. The bust is reportedly the biggest college admissions cheating scam ever prosecuted in the U.S.
What are the details?
According to KCBS-TV, USC will investigate the 19-year-old daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, as well as other enrolled students and applicants.
Resurfaced video of Olivia — a freshman at the school — making the rounds shows her bragging about going to school, but not being very interested in the educational experience.
"I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend," Olivia said. "I do want the experience of game days, partying; I don't really care about school, as you guys know."
In a statement, USC said that it would be reviewing applications of students involved in the scam, including Olivia. The statement also revealed that the university will investigate current students as well as graduates who may be connected to the scam.
The college's statement read:
Applicants in the current admissions cycle who are connected to the scheme alleged by the government will be denied admission to USC. We are going to conduct a case-by-case review for current students and graduates that may be connected to the scheme alleged by the government. We will make informed, appropriate decisions once those reviews have been completed. Some of these individuals may have been minors at the time of their application process.
Loughlin and Giannulli stand accused of paying about $500,000 to secure their daughters' places at USC, defrauding the school into believing that their daughters would be brought into the school through crew team recruiters. Neither of the girls ever participated in crew, according to the indictment.
The school did not specify what action they would take after recovering facts about those people involved in the scam.
No students have been charged in connection with the scam at the time of this writing.