Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade Breaks Her Silence on College Admissions Scandal
The red table is being used to discuss white privilege.
Olivia Jade, daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, will be sitting down with Jada Pinkett Smith on “Red Table Talk” to break her silence on the college admissions scandal that landed her parents behind bars.
The 21-year-old social media star’s parents are currently both serving prison time for their involvement in the scandal. Loughlin was handed a two-month sentence for her role; Giannulli is serving a five-month stint.
In a sneak peek from the Facebook Watch series, Olivia Jade says she is finally ready to publicly share her experience for the first time. She says she chose this particular platform because she wants to be comfortable as she gets candid.
“I’ve watched the show and I think you guys are all amazing and it feels really safe,” Olivia Jade says in the preview. “But it also feels honest and it feels like we’re going to all lay it out here, and it’s going to be an open conversation.”
News of the scandal first broke in early 2019, and has permeated headlines ever since. Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to the scheme’s mastermind, William “Rick” Singer, to help their two daughters get recruited to the University of Southern California as members of the school’s crew team. It has since been revealed that neither Olivia Jade, nor her sister Isabella Rose, had ever participated in the sport.
The couple pleaded guilty earlier this year, resulting in their concurrent prison sentences. In a clip from the interview, Olivia Jade acknowledges she can understand why her parents’ actions have resulted in her family becoming the poster family for white privilege.
“I can understand how wrong it is,” she said. “We had the means to do something, and we completely took it and ran with it.”