Daughter of Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade says ‘I’m terrified’ in YouTube comeback after college admissions scandal – The Sun
OLIVIA Jade has returned to YouTube nearly nine months after her parents were arrested for their alleged involvement in a college admissions cheating scandal.
The influencer, 20, acknowledged she had been gone for "a really long time" and was "terrified" to film the two-minute video she shared to her YouTube channel on Sunday.
Olivia revealed she debated "for seven or eight months" on whether to return to the platform because she is "legally not allowed to speak on anything going on right now."
"There is no point in me just talking to the camera for 10 minutes about how I wish I could say something when I really can't," she told her nearly two million subscribers.
"So I'm going to leave it at that."
The YouTube star said she is excited to start creating content again and wants to move forward with her life, pledging to "start taking smaller steps in the right direction."
So far, the video has amassed 1.3 million viewers and counting.
Earlier this month, Olivia's parents, actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty to a third charge of federal bribery related to the college admissions scam.
The couple previously pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering in April, the Associated Press reported.
The latest charge accuses the wealthy parents of bribing University of Southern California employees to get Olivia and her sister Isabella Rose admitted to the elite school.
Lori and Mossimo are two of more than 50 people who have been arrested or charged in connection with the scandal, including actress Felicity Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy.
The scheme hatched by entrepreneur Rick Singer involved bribing exam administrators to proctor or correct the SAT college entrance tests of wealthy offspring and paying off athletic coaches to market their kids as athletic recruits.
Olivia's parents allegedly paid Singer $500,000 to convince the USC admissions committee that she and Isabella would join the women's rowing team if admitted, according to an indictment filed in March.
Around the same time, Olivia Jade faced backlash after a video of her bragging about skipping class surfaced, forcing her to post an apology video walking back her "super ignorant and stupid" comments.
"I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically. And it totally came across that I'm not grateful for college – I'm going to a really nice school," she told the camera.
"I watch it back and I read the comments, and I'm just really disappointed in myself."
The apology wasn't enough, as several companies dropped their contracts with Olivia soon after the scandal surfaced, including Sephora and Estée Lauder, reported The Cut.
Neither Olivia nor Isabella are currently enrolled at USC.
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