Olivia Jade Gives Media the Bird in 1st New Photo Since Parents Were Charged in Admissions Scandal
The influencer has returned — and isn't holding back.
Olivia Jade Giannulli seemed to drop off social media in the wake of her parents' indictment in the college admissions scandal. But on Sunday, she returned — and wasn't holding back.
The influencer daughter of Lori Loughlin shared a pointed photo on Instagram. She flashed two middle fingers to the camera and captioned the photo with the handles of several tabloids, as well as "@everyothermediaoutlet."
It's the first new photo Olivia Jade shared since her parents were charged in March. She wished her mother a happy birthday on the platform last month, but she shared a childhood photo.
Her parents, Loughin and designer Mossimo Giannulli were named among a group of dozens of parents who allegedly paid millions to bribe coaches at elite universities to recruit their children and gain admission. Olivia Jade's parents allegedly paid $500,000 to have her and her sister, 20-year-old Isabella Rose, labeled as recruits for the USC crew team, according to authorities. Neither of the girls are rowers, prosecutors say.
Both Loughlin and her husband pleaded not guilty.
Olivia Jade, a popular YouTube vlogger with nearly 2 million followers, saw her budding career implode overnight. Her make up kit was pulled from store shelves by Sephora, and her clothing collection for the fashion label Princess Polly has also been scrapped. She hasn't uploaded a new video to her channel in five months.
Reports began to surface about Olivia Jade's life after the scandal broke. Several outlets reported that she was vacationing on a yacht with friends when she learned of the charges against her parents, did not plan to return to school, moved out of her parents' house and that she wasn't speaking to them.
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