This isn’t the first time audiences have heard Oliva Jade Giannulli about the college admissions scandal, but it’s the first time her sister Isabella Rose Giannulli has chimed in with her thoughts. The brothers shared their perspective on how they were affected in the most recent episode of Conversations with Olivia Jade and there is a famous person who might disagree with what they have to say.
Olivia defended her mother, Lori Loughlin, from the headlines and the bad press she received during the height of the scandal. “Even though I was being dragged down negatively as well, it didn’t affect me as much as seeing Mom having all this on her,” he said. Dancing with the stars contestant revealed. “She really took all of this on her back, uniquely.” While Loughlin was arguably one of the highest-profile people to be named in the legal case for paying mastermind Rick Singer $ 500,000 to help his two sons get into the University of Southern California, actress Felicity Huffman was definitely the other big headliner in the case. But Olivia affirmed: “There are many people who were in this case, and many other parents, and I do not know the name of another person.”
The big difference in the case of Huffman and Loughlin is that the former Desperate housewives Star immediately took responsibility and addressed the court with a statement of apology. She served her sentence in October 2019, paid her fine, and was released on the 11th of her 14-day sentence. The case of Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli dragged on for another year until they pleaded guilty in May 2020 and served their time in jail that same year (Mossimo’s sentence lasted until early 2021).
So the public might have forgotten about the Huffman case because they took up the matter quickly and the Giannulli family situation took much longer to conclude, which likely influenced public perception. Although Olivia found the media coverage “frustrating,” she continued to praise the former Hallmark star for being “the most amazing mother in the world.” No matter how difficult the challenges, your family sticks together.
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