By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about the widespread college admissions scandal that’s ensnared a number of wealthy and unscrupulous parents, most notably actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.
Loughlin’s alleged crimes are considered to be among the most egregious, due to the ridiculous lengths the former Full House star went to in order to ensure that her two daughters would be admitted to USC.
Loughlin reportedly shelled out $500,000 for the con, which involved hatching an elaborate scheme to make it look as though her daughters had rowed crew in high school so that they could be admitted as members of USC’s team.
On Thursday, the fallout began in earnest when Loughlin’s youngest daughter, a 19-year-old Instagram influencer who goes by the name Olivia Jade, lost her partnership with Sephora.
The deal was a windfall for Olivia in terms of both cash and exposure, but the products she helped develop with Sephora have been pulled from the company’s website.
Hours later, she lost a lower-profile deal with a clothing brand.
Later that same day, Loughlin was fired by Hallmark, following a nearly a decade-long partnership with the TV network and film studio.
Now, it looks like the other shoe has dropped, as TMZ is reporting that Olivia and her 20-year-old sister Isabella have both dropped out of USC for fear that they would be "viciously bullied."
It does not appear that any bullying had actually taken place, but it also looks as though the sisters’ decision is final.
There was talk of Olivia and Isabella being expelled for their role in the admissions scandal, but school administrators never went any further than confirming that they’re investigating the matter.
Interestingly, it seems neither Olivia nor Isabella had any interest in attending USC.
Both were openly apathetic about attending classes, and their desire for the college experience went no further than partying.
The girls reportedly planned to attend the country’s top party school, USC, a prospect that deeply chagrined their parents.
Insiders say the whole situation has hit Olivia particularly hard, and the aspiring actress "is a mess, despondent and feeling like it’s the end of the world."
TMZ says the girls plan to "lay low" for a while and will not be enrolling in new schools anytime soon.