The “Operation Varsity Blues” scandal isn’t over just yet. The incident, in which numerous rich and/or famous parents have been indicted for allegedly scamming their kids into colleges, has been a source of fascination, if not schadenfreude, for the last two weeks. It’s not been fun for those involved, including actress and Full House alum Lori Loughlin, who is charged, along with her husband, with paying bribes totaling $500,000 to get their daughters into USC. And one of them, Olivia Jade, is reportedly “very upset” with all that her mom did for her.
This comes from Us Weekly, who got some juicy quotes from an unnamed source. “Olivia blames her mom and dad for this scandal and for the downfall of her career,” the source told Us, who added that Jade “was initially trying to shrug off the scandal as something that would pass after a week and she could go back to her life.”
That, of course, hasn’t happened. The story has continued to dominate the news, and Jade — who’s eked out an existence as a social media “influencer” — has lost brands such as Sephora, TRESemmé, and HP. Jade’s clothing line has also been removed from online boutique Princess Polly. Loughlin, meanwhile, has been fired from some of her gigs, including Hallmark and the Netflix reboot Fuller House.
“Now that her endorsement deals have fallen through she is very upset with her parents,” the source told Us. “Olivia didn’t even show interest in going to college, she wanted to take time and work on her beauty career, but her parents were the ones who wanted her to get an education.”
Both Jade and her sister Bella have reportedly decided not to return to USC, though Jade recorded a YouTube video in August in which she proved decidedly uninterested in the education that has destroyed her and her parents’ reputations.
“I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend, but I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all,” Olivia said in the video. “But I do want the experience of like game days, partying … I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.” Jade had since apologized for her statements.
(Via Us Weekly)