Olivia Jade Breaks her Silence

Morgan Berman, Features Editor

As actress Lori Loughlin denies the charges she is facing in the college admissions scandal, her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli has returned to YouTube, uploading her first video since she was engulfed in the controversy earlier this year.

Giannulli, 20, the daughter of Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, was a successful YouTube star with brand partnerships and more than one million subscribers before details of “Operation Varsity Blues” were made public in March.

Giannulli was a student at the University of Southern California, and prosecutors say her parents paid $500,000 to fraudulently get Olivia and her sister, Isabella Rose Giannulli, 21, admitted to the school. Her parents both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

When the scandal broke, Giannulli took a long social media hiatus. She was under fire for her role in the admissions scandal, in particular for once saying in a 2018 YouTube video: “I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend…I do want the experience of like game days, partying…I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.”