Olivia Jade Giannulli Enters Hiding, Cuts Ties With Parents Amid College Bribery Scandal

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Weeks after the world learned that several well-heeled parents were ensnared by Operation Varsity Blues, the college admissions bribery scandal continues to make headlines.

And of course, the public's continued interest in the story is much to the chagrin of its principal players, including 19-year-old social media influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli.

Olivia Jade Selfie

Olivia is the daughter of Full House actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli.

Loughlin was among those arrested in connection with the scandal, and she stands accused of paying out $500,000 in bribes and participating in a scheme to convince the USC admissions board that her daughters are elite athletes.

From the start, Olivia was one of the most high-profile participants in the scandal, not only because of her massive social media following, but also because she was upfront about the fact that she had no interest in attending college and was doing so only to appease her parents.

Olivia Jade Poses

As such, she became a sort of poster child for privilege and entitlement, but in the weeks since news of the scandal broke, some observers have reevaluated Olivia's role and begun to consider her a victim rather than a perpetrator.

These days, Olivia has dropped out of USC and is reportedly in hiding at her boyfriend's house.

Giannulli lost her deal with Sephora, as well as several other high-profile sponsorships, and insiders say she fully blames her overbearing parents.

Olivia Jade Sponsor

"Olivia has been staying with her boyfriend in Malibu. She's not talking to her parents right now," one source tells Us Weekly.

"Olivia hasn't been out with friends. She is completely in hiding right now," the source continues.

"Olivia is posting private stories on her Instagram, using the only-close friends option, to share her days on social media with her close circle."

Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin on Instagram

In keeping with what we've been hearing so far, the source confirms that Giannulli is royally pissed at her parents and blames them for destroying her career as an influencer.

"A lot of Olivia's friends have been telling her not to be mad at her parents since they were just trying to do the best they could for her, but she doesn't listen," the source reveals.

"Olivia feels she is the victim."

Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade

Cheer up, Olivia.

You're not wrong to be a little pissed at your parents, but we have some good news:

This scandal has made you about 1000 percent more interesting than most influencers.

Plus, you'll be better able to relate to your audience now! Most of us feel like victims all the time!

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