Nationwide College Cheating Scandal - Actresses, Business Owners Charged, Mar 2019

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  1. scdiv

    scdiv Well-Known Member

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    There is one video where Olivia says he took the money his parents gave him for tuition and pretended to go to college while using it to start his own business!

    “He didn’t come from a lot, so it’s cool to see that he built it all himself,” the influencer shared. “He, like, built his whole entire brand and he wasn’t actually, like, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say this, ever enrolled in college.”

    “But he, like, faked his way through it and then he started his whole business with tuition money that his parents thought was going to college,” she said. “That’s, like, such a different time. I don’t know if I was supposed to say that, but it’s OK.”

    She also revealed that her parents had pushed her into attending the University of Southern California because neither of them had attended higher education.

    “Mostly my parents wanted me to go because both of them didn’t go to college,” Olivia Jade said. “I’m so happy they made me go.”

    “That sounds so terrible,” she backpedaled. “They didn’t make me. My sister goes to the same school and we are pretty much inseparable, so it was nice following in her footsteps in a little bit. I do like it.”

    https://pagesix.com/2019/03/15/lori...de-said-father-faked-his-way-through-college/
     
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    This wasn't for the happiness of the children. I'm quite sure it was for the further wealthy, powerful, and influential people associated with USC that could further the business interests of the two girls, as well as the business interests of the parents.

    Olivia made it clear she really didn't care about going to school and if she did she'd prefer Arizona State just so she could party there. She isn't even pretending she wants to go into "fashion design" or "broadcasting", or "fashion merchandising" like some of these wealthy ingenues do. She knows her father is working behind the scenes to license her name and franchise her to major brands like Sephora, Treseme, Amazon and she just gets to play rich girl.

    I think pushing the vapid Olivia to enroll in USC then allowing her to fly to Fiji the first week of classes tells me it was all for show and for the connections.
     
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    No, Gitana: I think the point is that her parents want to be billionaires.

    With the inexplicable valuation of Kylie Jenner's beauty product business at $1 BILLION, I think this family sees Olivia as the next Girl Internet Billionaire (c/o her parents who own the company).

    Lori & Massimo are NOT billionaires. Their net worth is about $135 million. That's low level for the SoCal world they are in. I think all the major cast of Big Bang Theory are each worth more than that.

    I think the Gianulli's are looking to make the Big connections to promote Olivia's vlog into the Billions, like Kylie. So they have to start getting her products out there in front of consumers : ie; the Palette that Sephora was selling, the Amazon videos. Then they have to have the big money connections to get backers to promote her. This is where the USC school connection comes in. Kris Jenner has been amazing and without scruples to go from promoting her favorite daughter in a sex tape to selling them in videos and product promotions - even the least motivated and least charismatic of her kids. And because she manages them, she is the ultimate success.

    Lori and Massimo seem to be fully desirous of pandering their daughter out there for their own riches, too. Olivia seems easily pleased by the attention and the vapid playtime aspect of her useless vlog.

    And don't for one minute think there aren't 1,000 other families out there trying to do exactly the same thing.
     
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    Her father dropped out of USC in his third year. So he did attend college, he just didn't graduate.
     
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    I think USC simply looks the other way. Some admins likely suspected at least. Several coaches were indicted.
     
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    I know. I think that's why there is such a public disgust and backlash. It would be bad (and fraudulent) enough if they bribed and scammed to get into the hard to get into school of their dreams. Then put their heads down and went to class and took advantage of this amazing gift granted to them. (I don't in any way mean to imply that would be okay.) But there is this extra dig to this that the girl gets in, by pretending to be an elite rower (which is such a slap in the face to every dedicated, talent, hard working student athlete) and then does not give one f about being there. Just wants to tailgate and have the experience to party. The sense of entitlement is unreal.

    And for the parents to go to these lengths like it was no big deal is eye-opening. It's like in their world you just pull out the checkbook and okay cool, this is the way you get your kid in. Done. Yay. The back of the car that brought Lori home from court had a Trojans license plate holder. o_O

    I think they were obsessed with having the affluent, elite, attractive, perfect family image.

    And then the other part that is just insane, and again why I think there is such backlash is that these are kids with EVERY opportunity and advantage right out of the gates. Money to pour into elite private schools, extracurricular activities, tutors, test prep, ability to take prestigious unpaid/low pay internships to boost their applications, recommendations letters written on their behalf by the Who's Who of USC/USA/World/Planet. Money donated. There is absolutely no excuse to resort to fraud. Like man, I'd almost understand it more coming from your average person's parent trying to give their kid half a chance up against these kids. (I wouldn't really, that wouldn't be okay either.) But these people doing it?? After all the resources they have? And then their kids don't even bother to study or show up to class. It's bad. And it resonates. You can get a lot of second chances in our culture, but this one really hit the wrong nerve.
     
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    135 million means her kids never have to work a day in their lives. They don't need to grift their way into USC for her kids to make more money as "you tube influencers" or models.
     
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    Yes!!! It's ridiculous. Great post. Sums it all up.
     
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    Remember, the Gianulli's don't seem to have the resources to endow a major building - something like $20 million to endow to USC to get their kids enrolled. They have to do it like the rich-poor do: Fraud.

    But its about the parents becoming billionaires. They cash in on her success.

    You can never have too much money in Hollywood
     
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    You know, Lori Loughlin is quoted in so many interviews talking about her daughters in college that I swear I think this had to do as much with "image" than anything else. Social currency. Status to drop. The latest in thing to have. "Oh Olivia is going to USC. I'm so sad, it's so hard when your kids leave the nest for college." Fake cry. Blah blah blech. Real life desperate housewives.

    And I actually do sadly feel like Lori Loughlin could end up as the next housewife on Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But who knows. She's pretty toxic right now.

    I thought it was interesting that Felicity Huffman and her husband showed up at court again today looking pretty rough and channeling vagrants, I believe Page 6 called it. It's almost like they know to do the opposite of showing up looking polished, affluent, and arrogant. They are both pretty good actors. I'm sure they are distraught, but I'm so distrusting now I feel like they are being advised and it was intentional. Because today they had time to get ready. It's not like the feds - surprise! - showed up at their door again today with guns drawn. So this was the look they threw together. Am I wrong to not believe they were just too distressed to put brushes through their hair?

    https://pagesix.com/2019/03/15/feli...089.975117333.1547771259-592266791.1547771259
     
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    Oh yeah. She said as much. She said on a radio show that her parents forced her to go to college.

    https://theblast.com/lori-loughlin-daughter-olivia-jade-college-youtube/

    (And look at how the interviewers kiss her azz so hard and tell her she's living a "real life" going to college where she simply filmed videos about the expensive dorm room furniture she bought and partying.

    I can't take it.)

    And I admit that she's getting the brunt of everything. The scapegoat if you will because she's so visible and we don't even know the names of the other creepy kids involved in this scandal. Except the Macys who don't appear to be "influencers" and Isabella, Olivia's sister who seems less visible a bit.

    Who are the others?
     
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    I'm sure Felicity must have read the courtroom artist article that contrasted her look with Lori's and took it to heart. Looking more like remorseful mom than defiant Hollywood star.
     
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    Ah, I just read your post. Yes! Same train of thought! How mediocre did these students have to be to not have a chance at these schools on their own. And to me, it's such a waste that it's hard to stomach. But whatever. Just make YouTube videos and hang out on a yacht. Whatever. But don't take an honest, hardworking kid's spot. Parents who are making every financial sacrifice, kids working multiple jobs. It's just wrong. You know, the check to the fake foundation and the tax write-off is bad enough. But these people didn't even blink that their "cover story" if asked by the IRS was that the donation was essentially for "education for underprivileged kids" - the very thing they were playing a role in denying.
     
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    Parents names are in this doc, one description after another of the frauds they committed:

    Nationwide College Cheating Scam Complaint | University And College Admission | Test (Assessment)

    edited to fix formatting
     
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    I had the same thoughts about their appearance. When you lose your trustworthiness, people don't trust you. Go figure.

    jmo
     
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    The Huffmans of all people have a huge amount of gall, given their public statements about educational equality, which I'm all for. Suxh disgusting hypocrites using every ounce of their entitlement and privilege to get their very advantaged daughters into college via criminal acts?

    This is the height of hypocrisy. And it's frankly evil when the person doing it preaches about justice and the needs of those society overlooks.

    It's like a Christian preacher preaching about how people should live while screwing some dude in a motel room.
     
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    Being mediocre students at USC isn't going to do a damn thing for those girls' "careers". College is wholly irrelevant to ones popularity hawking makeup and clothing hauls and showing off their extreme wealth and privilege. She's famous because of all that (and her beauty).

    None of her followers give one damn about college.

    This is about prestige. At least in the case of these two girls.

    But maybe in the case of other rich children who were admitted via fraud, it could be the case. Gives them an edge in business if they choose that route.
     
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    Do you mind naming names ? Maybe I should know but I don’t. I’m asking because I’m really interested, not trying to be snarky, I promise! TIA, human . :)
     
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    They're rich. They won't. Maybe a day at most.
     
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